The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen was the UK’s longest-serving monarch and died yesterday at her Scottish residence, Balmoral, aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
She is survived by her son, now King Charles III, as well as her other children, Anne, the Princess Royal; Prince Andrew; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex; and her grandchildren, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge; and Prince Harry; and her great-grandchildren.
The Prime Minister, Liz Truss, said yesterday, “We are all devastated by the news we have just heard from Balmoral. The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world. Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built. Our country has grown and flourished under her reign. Britain is the great country it is today because of her.”
Image source: The Royal Family