Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace announces

Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace announces
Update: 09 September 2022 00:21
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The Queen of the United Kingdom, Britain's longest reigning monarch, died in Balmoral Castle, Scotland.

Elizabeth II, the Queen of the United Kingdom, died aged 96 in Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she had been in residence since July.

Several members of the Queen's immediate family had already arrived at the castle on Thursday to be by her side, and well-wishers gathered at Balmoral despite the heavy rainfall along with members of the media from around the world.

The statement released from Buckingham Palace earlier on Thursday said the Queen remained under medical supervision.

The Queen had recently received Liz Truss, the UK's new prime minister, at Balmoral Castle on Tuesday, the day Truss assumed office.

Born on 21 April 1926, during the reign of her paternal grandfather King George V, Elizabeth II was proclaimed queen On 6 February 1952 upon the death of her father King George VI who had acceded to the throne in 1936.

She married Prince Philip on 20 November 1947. She gave birth to her first child, Prince Charles, on 14 November 1948. Her second child, Princess Anne, was born on 15 August 1950. Prince Andrew was born on 19 February 1960, and Prince Edward on 10 March 1964.

Prince Philip died on 9 April 2021.