Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96, Prince Charles becomes Britain’s King
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch in history, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” it added, indicating her son, Prince Charles, has now become Britain’s new King.
Earlier in the day, Buckingham Palace said the monarch was under medical supervision due to doctors’ concerns over her health. The royal family members soon rushed to Scotland to be at her side following the announcement.
With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her son Charles has become Britain’s new King, according to Buckingham Palace.