The British Royal Family, the UK and the world mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II

London People in Britain and around the world are mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth IIthe United Kingdom oldest monarch and one of the most enduring royal personalities the world has known. She died Thursday at the age of 96. Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Queen died at Balmoral Castle, her official summer residence in Scotland.

The Queen’s doctors acknowledged earlier on Thursday that she had been placed under medical supervision as they were “concerned” about his health. For months, Queen Elizabeth had reduced her public engagements, forced to cancel many appearances with the palace citing “mobility issues” and general malaise.

Her four children – her eldest son and the new king, Charles, as well as her sister Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Elizabeth’s youngest son, Prince Edward – traveled to Balmoral to be by her side. Prince Charles’ eldest son, Prince William, the new heir to the throne, and his brother Prince Harry were also present.

The following 10 days will see a meticulously orchestrated process of mourning and constitutional transition unfold across the UK.

Follow the latest developments below as tributes pour in and Britain enters a new era.


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