Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has died at age 96.
Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has died at age 96. The monarch was under medical supervision Thursday as doctorswere “concerned for Her Majesty’s health.” “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the palace tweeted. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.” The announcement on Thursday comes a day after Queen Elizabeth canceled a meeting of her Privy Council and was told to rest. Earlier Thursday, the palace said the queen was “comfortable” and remained at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she spent the summer, and family members canceled long-planned engagements to travel to the Highlands. Here’s a timeline of updates from the palace and members of the royal family leading up to the queen’s death. Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96:Prince Charles takes the throne as king Remembering those we lost: Celebrity Deaths 2022 What is Operation London Bridge?:Questions about Queen Elizabeth answered as doctors monitor her health? https://uw-media.usatoday.com/embed/video/8020689001?placement=snow-embed King Charles III succeeds Queen Elizabeth. What to know about British royal line. Queen Elizabeth II is under ‘medical supervision’ amid health concerns After 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Upon her death, her eldest son and heir, King Charles III, immediately became king and his wife became Queen Consort Camilla. “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” King Charles said in a statement. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.” Still, there are plenty of questions surrounding the queen’s reign, what happens after her death and what her death means means for the British monarchy. Here is everything we know. OBITUARY:Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96; King Charles III takes the throne The longest-ever reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the only monarch most of her subjects have ever known, is over. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor died Thursday at Balmoral Castle, her estate in Scotland. She was 96. The palace issued a black-bordered statement about 6.30 p.m. local time: “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.” Her eldest son and heir, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, 73, immediately became King Charles III upon her death. His wife became Queen Consort Camilla. Buckingham Palace issued another black-bordered statement from “His Majesty the King,” shortly after her death. The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” the statement said. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.” As the 41st monarch since William the Conqueror in 1066, Elizabeth was the symbol of stability as Britain and its 1,000-year-old monarchy sailed through roiling storms of the modern age, including a deadly pandemic. Source: USATODAY
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