Queen Elizabeth II has died Buckingham Palace announced. She was 96. “The Queen died died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the royal family said in a statement. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
She was the longest reigning monarch in British history. “After a full day yesterday, Her Majesty has this afternoon accepted doctors’ advice to rest,” the palace said earlier. “This means that the Privy Council meeting that had been due to take place this evening will be rearranged. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral Castle.
Prime Minister Liz Truss said: “The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime. My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.”