Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, the royal family confirmed September 8.
In a statement about Buckingham Palace website, the family said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow.” The sad news comes after Buckingham Palace released a statement earlier in the day confirming concerns about the Queen’s health. Her family had it rushed towards her.
In the past year, Elizabeth dealt with a number of health problems, including a COVID-19 diagnosis in February 2022.
According to the BBCElizabeth was the second longest-reigning monarch in history, ruling for more than 70 years. King Louis XIV of France reigned the longest, ruling for 72 years and 110 days. In September 2015, Elizabeth became the longest-reigning monarch in British history, overtaking her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who spent 63 years and 216 days on the throne.
Lizaveta was only 25 years old when she was appointed to the throne in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI. Elizabeth and Prince Philip, whose got married in November 1947, were on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, with a stop in Kenya, when they learned that the King had died, making Elizabeth Queen. In June 1953, Elizabeth was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
During her tenure, Queen Elizabeth was the ruler Things of the Commonwealth, which currently includes 54 countries. She celebrated big milestones with her silver, gold, diamond, sapphire and platinum anniversaries. Elizabeth stayed her four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew.