Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96.
In the early hours of this Thursday (8) Buckingham Palace issued a statement on Thursday (8) which reveals that Queen Elizabeth II is under
medical supervision in Balmoral (castle located in Scotland). After being examined by doctors, they revealed concern about the Queen's condition and advised total rest.
"Following a further assessment this morning, the Queen's doctors are concerned about Her Majesty's
health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision. The Queen is comfortable at Balmoral," says the statement issued by Buckingham Palace.
Prime Minister Liz Truss spoke out and stated that the "entire country is deeply concerned
by the news." "My thoughts - and the thoughts of people across the UK - are with Her Majesty, the Queen and her family at this time," Liz Truss said.
Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953. Her reign was the longest in the history of the United Kingdom.
With Elizabeth II's death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head and of state for 14 kingdoms in the commonwealth.
Through a statement, Buckingham Palace stated that "The Queen died peacefully
at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow."
All of the Queen's children traveled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision.
Queen Elizabeth II's tenure spanned post-war austerity, the transition from empire to the Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War, and the UK's entry into the European Union.
Elizabeth's reign spanned 15 prime ministers, beginning with Winston Churchill and ending with the newly appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss.