United Kingdom longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has been confirmed dead at Balmoral, she was 96 and she reigned for 70 years.
There were concerns about her health on Thursday, which led to the gathering of her family at her Scottish estate.
The Queen ascended the throne in 1952 and witnessed different social change.
Her eldest son Charles, who was the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “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.”
When the Queen was placed under medical supervision, all her children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen.
Her grandson, Prince William, is also there, with his brother, Prince Harry.
Queen Elizabeth II’s term as the head of state stretch across post-war economy, , the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War and the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union.
Her reign stretch across 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874, and including Liz Truss, born 101 years later in 1975, and appointed by the Queen earlier this week.
She held weekly audiences with her prime minister throughout her tenure.
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