The death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday has dominated headlines for the last few days. BioEdge’s editor was searching for a bioethical angle and recalled an article that he wrote in 2011. It revolved around her grandfather, George V, who was euthanised by his personal physician. It could be termed the first regicide since the execution of King Charles I in 1649. Although this became known in 1986, it has barely been mentioned since then. Here is the story.

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