According to her death certificate, which was made public on Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8 at 3:10 pm (14:10 GMT) due to "old age," or nearly three and a half hours before the news was made public.
At her Scottish Highlands estate Balmoral Castle, the 96-year-old monarch passed away.
Elizabeth, who began her 70-year reign as monarch in 1952, was the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
Her death was reported on September 16 by Princess Anne, the sole child of the queen, according to the document made public by the National Records of Scotland.
Her death coincided with the absence of the queen's two younger sons, Princes Andrew and Edward, Edward's wife Sophie, and Prince William's grandson, Balmoral.
William's younger brother, Prince Harry, arrived at Balmoral later in the day. They arrived at Balmoral at about 5:00 p.m. after touching down at Aberdeen airport in northeast Scotland at 3:50 p.m.
King Charles III, the eldest son and heir apparent of the queen, was rumored by his staff to have arrived at Balmoral earlier in the day.
The fact that the queen's cause of death was just recorded as "old age" and no additional causes were included could put an end to rumors that she was afflicted with a specific illness in the final year of her life.
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