Queen of England, Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96 after reigning for 70 years and seven months, being the longest-serving monarch on the throne.
According to a statement from Buckingham Palace, the queen died at Balmoral Castle, her beloved summer home in the Scottish Highlands.
Report says her family gathered on Thursday at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health.
All her children — Charles, Princess Anne, 72, Prince Andrew, 62, and Prince Edward, 58, moved to her Scottish Highland retreat, Balmoral.
They were joined by Charles’s sons, Prince William, and his estranged brother Prince Harry.
Born in Mayfair, London in 1926, Queen Elizabeth came to the throne in 1952.
She was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
Being on the throne for seven decades, Queen Elizabeth II had 15 Prime Ministers, and witnessed an enormous social change in the United Kingdom.
Her death is said to be a watershed in the history of the UK as it ended seven decades of reign.
Prince Charles Becomes King
With her demise, Prince of Charles Wales has automatically become the new King of Britain.
Prince Charles 73, is the eldest of the four sons of Queen Elizabeth II and the longest-serving Prince of Wales.
Born November 14 1948, he was heir apparent as well as Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay from 1952 till Thursday, September 8, 2022 when the Queen passed on.
Charles obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge. He served in the British Royal Navy from 1971 to 1976; got married in 1981 to Lady Diana Spencer, with whom he had two sons: Prince William and Prince Harry.
In 1996, the couple divorced following well-publicised extramarital affairs by both parties. Diana died as a result of a car crash in Paris the following year.