Buckingham Palace has announced that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96.
The Queen died at Balmoral Castle, where she was under “medical supervision.” Millions of her fans were left in tears and mourning as a result of the tragic news.
The Queen died of natural causes, according to the Royal Family’s official account.
The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
Before her death, the Queen was surrounded by her sons, daughters, grandchildren, and in-laws, as well as public figures.
After Buckingham Palace issued a troubling statement this morning, her family members rushed to the royal estate.
The Queen’s health had been declining since the death of her husband the Duke of Edinburgh in April of last year.
Since last autumn, she has had to pull back from a number of public events due to what appeared to be ongoing mobility issues, frequently delegating duties to Prince Charles.
Remembrance Sunday, Maundy Thursday services, the annual Commonwealth Service, and the State Opening of Parliament are among the events where the Queen has been unable to participate due to health issues in the last year.