England’s Queen Elizabeth II dies at the age of 96.

Queen Elizabeth II

Last Thursday, Britain lost its longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. As of this writing, she was 96 years old.

A statement from Buckingham Palace confirmed her passing, prompting a period of national mourning lasting 10 days.

According to Buckingham Palace, “the Queen died quietly at Balmoral this afternoon.”

After spending the night in Balmoral, “The King and The Queen Consort will travel to London tomorrow,” the palace revealed.

Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest of her four children, will become king immediately despite being the oldest heir apparent in British history at the age of 73.

On Thursday, the palace declared that the queen’s doctors were “concerned” for her health and urged that she remain under medical monitoring; the next day, the queen passed away.

The monarch, who is 96 years old, made the news the day after she called off a meeting of her Privy Council.

Queen Elizabeth II appointed Liz Truss as the 15th prime minister of her reign two days earlier.

Since last October, the Queen’s health issues have made it impossible for her to walk and stand.

“the whole country will be very disturbed by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime,” British Prime Minister Liz Truss had earlier said.

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