Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland died on Thursday, September 8, at Balmoral Castle, her residence in Scotland, where the Queen had recently retired. The Queen was 96 years old and had been on the throne for 70 years, the longest reign in history.
Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace has announced.
The Queen’s death ends the longest reign in British history.
Queen Elizabeth was also the oldest head of state in the world.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon”
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow,” Buckingham Palace said.
On her death, the Queen’s eldest son and heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, became King of the United Kingdom and the 14th Commonwealth.