Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
A statement issued by Buckingham Palace said the Queen had died peacefully at Balmoral on the afternoon of the 08th September, 2022.
The Queens eldest son and heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, becomes the King of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms. In a statement, issued shortly after, he said:
“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.
“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 your knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.
The Queen was last seen on Tuesday welcoming the newly appointed UK Prime Minister, Liz Truss just two days before her passing.
In her tribute to Queen Elizabeth, Liz Truss described her as “the Rock on which modern Britain was built”, whose death is a “huge shock” to the country and the world.
She described the Queen’s dedication to her work during her 70 years on the throne as Extraordinary, saying her sense of duty had been a “personal inspiration” to her and to many Britons.
In her address, outside No 10 Truss said: “Our country has grown and flourished under her reign. Britain is the great country it is today because of her.”
Prince Charles, immediately becomes the new King and chose to be called King Charles III.
RIP Queen Elizabeth!
God Save The King!