Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, September 8, 2022, after 76 years of reign.
The palace announced that the queen passed away peacefully at her Balmoral Estate.
Queen Elizabeth was in company of her family following concerns about her health earlier on Thursday.
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.”
Prince Charles becomes King of UK
Her eldest son, Charles, is now king of the United Kingdom and its Commonwealth Realms.
The 73-year-old is the eldest of four children born to the queen and her late husband, Prince Philip.
He immediately ascends the throne as king after the demise of Queen Elizabeth.