Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle in her beloved Scotland, at the age of 96. Just two days before her death, on Tuesday 6 September, the monarch received in audience the then British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who had come to Scotland to personally resign from his office.
Elizabeth II is dead. Boris Johnson reveals the condition of the Queen during the last audience
In an interview with the BBC, Boris Johnson talked about the condition of the queen when he last saw her. As he admitted, the news of the death of Elizabeth II after this meeting was a shock for him.
– One of the reasons why it was such a shock to hear about her death on September 8th was because she was there with her whole self at the last audience, just two days before she died. She focused on geopolitics, on the politics of Great Britain, and quoted statesmen in the 1950s, which was quite unusual. She seemed sober-minded, very focused – recalls Boris Johnson in an interview with the BBC.
“A very exciting time”
As he added, he was aware that the queen was not feeling well.
When I found out about her death two days later, what touched me was the thought that it was amazing that her sense of duty was so energizing her. Considering how ill she apparently was, how unusual it was that she thought so clearly and so focused. It was a very exciting time – said Johnson in an interview with the BBC.
Queen Elizabeth II died after 70 years of rule. She was the longest reigning monarch in the world. During her reign, she appointed 15 prime ministers, including the current British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, on September 6, two days before her death.