Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, died Thursday (Sep. 8) at the age of 96 after serving seven decades on the throne, Buckingham Palace has confirmed in a statement reading: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”
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
With the death of Queen Elizabeth, her son Prince Charles becomes Britain’s new king.
Read the Queen’s obituary (via WaPo) here.