Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, head of the Commonwealth, an iconic global figure and also a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother has passed away, aged 96.
A statement from the royal family reads:
“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.”
King Charles III – formerly known as Prince Charles – has also shared a statement:
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
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