By Marisol Bo-oc | 01:57 AM September 09, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch whose rule spanned seven decades, died on Thursday at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace has announced.

“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,” the statement said from The Royal Family.

She died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after doctors said they had become concerned about her health on Thursday.

Prior to this, the 96-year-old monarch pulled out of a virtual Privy Council on Wednesday, a day after appointing Liz Truss as Prime Minister.

In February, Her Majesty contracted Covid-19, but it was understood she had mild symptoms. And on March 1, she was seen for the first time since testing positive for the virus when virtually speaking to three foreign diplomats.

Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI. She oversaw the last throes of the British empire, weathered global upheaval and domestic scandal, and dramatically modernized the monarchy.

As for her late husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on April 9, 2021 Buckingham Palace announced that he had died aged 99.

He was the longest serving consort in British history.

He was the longest serving consort in British history.

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