Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96
According to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II has died. The British long-reigning monarch, and a rock of stability over more than seven decades, was 96.
Elizabeth was on the throne as the U.K. rebuilt from war, and both entered and left the E.U.
The Queen's doctors said earlier Thursday that they were "concerned for Her Majesty’s health" and that she was "resting comfortably" at Balmoral under medical supervision.
The royal was preceded in death by her husband, Prince Philip, who spent more than seven decades supporting the queen. The Duke of Edinburgh died in April 2021 at age 99. Elizabeth and Philip were married for more than 70 years and had four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.