Buckingham Palace have announced that Queen Elizabeth II, UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died after 76 years of reign.
She was said to have passed away peacefully at the age of 96.
Queen Elizabeth was with her family at her estate following concerns about her health earlier on Thursday, September 2022.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “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.”
Her eldest son Prince Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will ascend the throne as King and lead the country in mourning following her demise.
The Queen was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, in Mayfair, London, on 21 April 1926.
During her tenure, she supervised over 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Liz Truss who was recently appointed by the Queen.