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Queen Elizabeth II, the Longest-Reigning British Monarch, Dies at 96

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Queen Elizabeth II, one of the most iconic figures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, has died. She was 96 years old.

The news of her passing was shared by Buckingham Palace said in an official statement on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace announced in an official statement on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth II
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The statement continued, “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

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Her death follows that of her 73-year-old husband, Prince Philip, who died in June 2021 at the age of 99.

After doctors expressed concern about her health, her family rushed to her Scottish home, Balmoral Castle.

According to Buckingham Palace, she had been suffering from “episodic mobility problems” since the end of last year, forcing her to cancel nearly all of her public engagements.

Queen Elizabeth II, the world’s oldest and longest-serving head of state, ascended to the throne at the age of 25 following the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952.

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