Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has died at the age of 96, according to reports. She has reigned as Queen of the United Kingdom since 1952, making her the monarch with the longest reign in British history.
On Thursday morning, as her family rushed to her side, Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen had been placed under medical observation due to concerns.
The following is a statement about her death:
“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 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. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
Following the British sequence of succession to the throne, Prince Charles, the Queen’s eldest son, and heir, will now ascend to the throne as king, with Duchess Camilla most likely serving as his queen consort.
At 73 years old, Charles will be the oldest monarch to ever ascend to the throne.
The death of the Queen, who served as the head of the British royal family and its most adored member, is greatly felt.
She served as the country’s head of state for the longest period of time and at the oldest age ever. Prince Philip, her late spouse, who died in April 2021 at age 99, preceded her in death.
Queen Elizabeth has been the target of a number of death hoaxes throughout the years, including one in December 2019 that was unintentionally launched over WhatsApp. Regrettably, authorities have confirmed the news from today.