About a week after the end of the national mourning period and three weeks after she actually died, Queen Elizabeth’s death certificate has been released to the public with her official stated cause and time of death. According to the document released by the National Records of Scotland and obtained by People, the queen died of old age at 3:10 in the afternoon. Her husband Prince Philip, who died at age 99, also has old age listed as the cause of death on his death certificate.
Aside from the listed occupation—Her Majesty The Queen—the document doesn’t look much different than any other death certificate. It is signed by Queen Elizabeth’s only daughter, Princess Anne, who was with her during her final hours.
If you’ve been paying attention to news related to the late monarch, you’ll already know that her death came following months of speculation about her health. And after several canceled appearances, one COVID-19 diagnosis, and at least one conspiracy theory that she’d already actually died and the palace was just keeping it a secret, Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking 70-year reign came to an end on September 8.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said simply in their statement at the time. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”