Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom dies at age 96 in Scotland at Balmoral Palace.

The information was confirmed by Buckingham Palace on Thursday. For more than 70 years as sovereign of 

15 independent states and head of a group of 53 nations, the monarch has gone down in history as the longest-lived, and most influential, in the world.

"The Queen died in peace," states the statement issued by Bunckingham Palace. According to the so-called 'London Bridge'

protocol, which governs actions in the event of the monarch's death, the United Kingdom 

goes into mourning and a long rite begins immediately with the closing of the empire, stock exchange and government organizations.

The last acts of the longest reign in the history of the British crown were the end of Boris Boris Johnson's government

and the invitation to Liz Truss to form a new government on his behalf. She is the third Prime Minister

to lead the UK under Elizabeth II, who has previously been under Margaret Thatcher and Theresa May.

The daughter of King George VI and Queen Consort Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the Queen Mother, she was born on 21 abrik 

1926 and was not in the direct line of succession to the throne. The then Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor 

changed rank after the abdication of her uncle, King Edward VIII, and the ascension of her father, George, to the throne. 

She has been taught to reign since the age of 11 and assumed the crown at 26, upon the sudden death of her father, who was recovering from treatment for cancer.