that has always hung around Queen Elizabeth II, and not by chance. 

that has always hung around Queen Elizabeth II, and not by chance. The sixth woman to ascend the 

British throne, she surpassed the record of her great-great-grandmother, Queen

Victoria, who ruled for 63 years and seven months, becoming the UK's longest-serving monarch.

On Thursday (08), however, her reign came to an end. After spending her last hours under 

medical supervision, Queen Elizabeth II died, at the age of 96, in Balmoral, surrounded

by her family. The cause of death has not yet been officially revealed. She will be succeeded by her firstborn, Charles, 73.