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96-year-old Queen Elizabeth dies after 70 years of service to the world, sets record as the longest-ever serving Queen

The United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II has died on Thursday, 8th September 2022, making her the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom having spent 70 years on the throne.

The Queen ascended to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25 and witnessed an enormous social change in the United Kingdom and worldwide. She died at the age of 96 at Balmoral.

With her death, her eldest son Prince Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will become the new King of the United Kingdom and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms. In a statement by the King, he said: “The death of my beloved mother Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

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“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world,” he added.

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During her reign as Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II ensured that the United Kingdom welcomed students from all parts of the world to study in the UK. Several Scholarships and funding opportunities were established and sustained by the Government of the UK.

Some of the scholarships including the Commonwealth Scholarships, Chevening Scholarships, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarships and many more are granted to students around the world. As of today, the Chevening Scholarships and Commonwealth Scholarships are ongoing.

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  • Details about the ongoing UK Government’s Chevening Scholarships can be read HERE.
  • Commonwealth Masters Scholarship – HERE.
  • Commonwealth PhD Scholarships – HERE.

Having the opportunity to study in the United with Scholarship opportunities will remain one of the numerous legacies of the 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. At Scholarship Region, we keep track of Scholarship opportunities around the world to inform and remind you whenever they are available.

We share a lot of opportunities in our WhatsApp group, join the group using THIS LINK to explore these opportunities. Several scholarship opportunities are ongoing in Europe, USA, UK and Canada to explore. Here are some ongoing scholarships you should check out;


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Queen Elizabeth II’s tenure as head of state saw the transition of the UK from empire to Commonwealth. Her reign spanned 15 Prime Ministers which whom she held weekly audiences with.

Her first and eldest son, Prince Charles succeeds as King of the United Kingdom immediately, according to centuries of protocol, beginning a new chapter for the royal family and the people of the United Kingdom.

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Queen Elizabeth will be remembered among many things for the leadership she provided even as a young teenager. In 1940, as a 14-year-old, she made her first radio broadcast during the BBC’s Children’s Hour, addressing other children who had been evacuated from the cities because of the war.

She stated, “we are trying to do all we can to help our gallant sailors, soldiers, and airmen, and we are trying, too, to bear our own share of the danger and sadness of war. We know, every one of us, that in the end all will be well.”

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