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«I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be

long or short shall be devoted to your service.»

– HM Queen Elizabeth II –

3rd year CSE Bilingual Section starts the new academic year talking about the news we have been watching and listening for 11 days on the screen and all mass media.

Queen Elizabeth II, one of the most iconic figures of both the 20th and 21st centuries, has died. She was 96. «The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,» Buckingham Palace announced in an official statement on Thursday, 8th September, 2022.

But the loss was most profound for her large family, including her four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

The Queen’s death comes after a year of various health issues. In October 2021, she stepped out with a walking cane. The same month, she cancelled a scheduled trip to Northern Ireland under medical advice from her doctors.

The Queen also decided not to appear at the Remembrance Day ceremony in November and did not celebrate a traditional Christmas with the royal family at Sandringham, partially due to the uptick in COVID-19 cases around the holidays.

She tested positive for Covid19 in February. She was being monitored for mild cold-like symptoms while continuing to carry on light duties, according to Buckingham Palace.

After the Queen appointed Liz Truss as the new Prime Minister of the UK at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Tuesday, September 6, Buckingham Palace announced the following day that the Queen would not preside other meetings.

Although the Queen did not attend every event during her Platinum Jubilee weekend in June, celebrating her historic 70-year reign, she appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony on two occasions.

One of the most enduring figures in modern history, her time on the throne spanned 15 British Prime Ministers, the most recent appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, September 6. In April 2016, she celebrated her milestone 90th birthday, a landmark occasion that followed worldwide celebrations.

Her funeral was at Westminster Abbey on 19 September 2022 and she was interred at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, part of Saint George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, later that day.

Source: People Magazine

New vocabulary:

To inter (regular verb – past, past participle interred) – put into grave, bury

Milestone: important time, landmark

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PARTICIPANT STUDENTS3rd year CSE Bilingual Section
TEACHER IN CHARGEMaría del Puerto Tovar Camacho
SUBJECTEnglish Language
SECTIONBreaking News
MUSICGod Save the Queen, London Philarmonic Orchestra
SCRIPT AND POST-PRODUCING SUPERVISORMaría del Puerto Tovar Camacho
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