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The last photo of Queen Elizabeth before her death

Queen Elizabeth II’s poignant final photo shows the long-reigning monarch serving her country to the end.

Her Majesty died “peacefully” in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96 – just 48 hours after Liz Truss was publicly named Britain’s new Prime Minister.

The Queen called the Conservative politician to Balmoral Castle on Tuesday to attend an ancient swearing-in ceremony known as “hand kissing”.

Elizabeth II appointed 13 British Prime Ministers over the course of her 70-year reign and usually performed the historic ceremonies at Buckingham Palace in London.

However, due to ‘mobility issues’, the Queen was unable to travel back to the British capital from Scotland, instead Truss flew north to meet with the monarch.

Photos from their meeting were the last snaps ever taken of the Queen and show the Queen steadfastly carrying out her duties despite appearing frail and in considerable pain.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss met Queen Elizabeth II on September 6, 2022 in Balmoral, Scotland.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss met Queen Elizabeth II on September 6, 2022 in Balmoral, Scotland.
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Elizabeth II looked like any other elderly grandmother, walking with a cane and clutching her trusty black handbag.
Elizabeth II looked like any other elderly grandmother, walking with a cane and clutching her trusty black handbag.

The monarch, just two days after her death, sported a smile while sporting a plaid skirt, gray cardigan and light blue button-down.

Elizabeth II looked like any other elderly grandmother, walking with a cane and clutching her trusty black handbag.

Remarkably, the Queen had a dark blue stain on her right hand, which caused alarm among royal observers.

A Twitter expert shared a photo from the Queen’s last swearing-in ceremony with Boris Johnson in 2019 to highlight how her appearance has changed in three years.

Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room of Balmoral Castle before welcoming newly elected Conservative Party leader Liz Truss on September 6.
Queen Elizabeth II waits in the Drawing Room of Balmoral Castle before welcoming newly elected Conservative Party leader Liz Truss on September 6.
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The Queen’s health has been in the headlines since October last year, when she was seen wielding a walking stick for the first time since 2004. An insider said at the time the help was for her “consolation”.

Her Majesty was hospitalized later that month and consequently canceled a trip to Ireland before returning to royal duties.

In May, a statement from Buckingham Palace revealed the Queen would be “reluctantly” missing out on a royal engagement due to “mobility issues”. The decision was made in “consultation with her doctors,” according to the palace.

Meanwhile, the monarch missed Royal Ascot for the first time in June since her coronation seven decades ago.

She also withdrew from events during the massive platinum anniversary celebrations because she was “unwell.”

The Queen is pictured during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. She had to cancel due to several scheduled performances "light pain."
The Queen is pictured during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations. She had to cancel several scheduled performances due to “discomfort.”

The death of the beloved monarch came on Thursday night UK time, just hours after Buckingham Palace announced that her doctors were “concerned for Her Majesty’s health”.

The Queen’s heir and eldest son, Charles – who is now King Charles III. – released a statement mourning the loss of his late mother after the death was announced.

“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of great sadness for me and all members of my family,” said the 76-year-old.

“We deeply mourn the passing of a cherished sovereign and a beloved mother. I know their loss will be deeply felt across the land, in the rich and in the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”

https://nypost.com/2022/09/08/final-photo-of-queen-elizabeth-serving-until-the-end/ The last photo of Queen Elizabeth before her death

Emma Bowman

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