On February 6th, 1952, the last King of England, King George VI, passed away in his sleep at the age of 56. He had died from a coronary thrombosis, a condition in which a blood clot blocks one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart.
The news of the King’s death spread quickly throughout the country, and the nation was plunged into mourning. His daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was in Kenya at the time, and immediately flew back to Britain to take her place as Queen Elizabeth II.
The King’s body was taken to St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, where it rested for three days before being taken to Westminster Hall in London. There, it lay in state for three days, with thousands of people lining up to pay their respects.
On February 15th, the King’s funeral took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. It was attended by members of the royal family, government officials, and foreign dignitaries. The funeral procession included a gun carriage carrying the King’s coffin, and was followed by a long line of mourners.
The death of King George VI marked the end of an era for the British monarchy. His daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, has since become one of the longest-serving monarchs in British history. She has seen the country through many changes, and her reign has been marked by stability and progress.
King George VI’s death was a sad moment for the nation, but it also marked the beginning of a new era for the British monarchy. Queen Elizabeth II has since become a beloved figure in Britain, and her reign has been a time of great progress and prosperity.