Queen Elizabeth II dies, aged 96

Bayo Ajibola

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96.

In a statement confirming the news, 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.”

Earlier today, in a rare update on her health, the palace revealed doctors had been “concerned” and recommended she remain under medical supervision.

Prince Charles and the Queen’s three other children then travelled to Scotland to be by her side. The Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge also travelled to Balmoral Castle.

Her death brings an end to a life served in dedication to others and the Crown, becoming one of the most famous faces in history and a constant presence in both British culture and around the world.

It comes after she celebrated 70 years on the throne, making her the longest serving monarch in British history.

Earlier this week, she had looked bright but frail as she appointed Liz Truss as prime minister.

Bayo Ajibola

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