Queen Elizabeth II has died at her Balmoral estate in Scotland, at age 96, Buckingham Palace announced this Thursday. She served as the constitutional monarch of the United Kingdom for 70 years, making her the longest-ruling monarch in British history.
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
‘The death of Queen Elizabeth II is a watershed moment for Britain, at once incomparable and incalculable. It marks both the loss of a revered monarch — the only one most Britons have ever known — and the end of a figure who served as a living link to the glories of World War II Britain, presided over its fitful adjustment to a post-colonial, post-imperial era and saw it through its bitter divorce from the European Union’, The New York Times Writes.
Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 and was Queen of the United Kingdom and of 14 other sovereign countries from 6 February 1952 until her death.