Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-reigned queen, died at the age of 96 in Balmoral, after reigning for 70 years.
Her son, King Charles III, described his mother’s death as a “time of tremendous grief” for him and his family, and said her loss will be “deeply felt” throughout the world. “We deeply lament the demise of a valued sovereign and a much-loved mother,” he added.
Since her accession to the throne in 1952, the Queen has witnessed an immense socioeconomic transformation. She passed away quietly on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent most of the summer.
“I know her death will be felt deeply across the country, the kingdoms, and the Commonwealth, as well as by many individuals worldwide.”
Buckingham Palace announced that the King and his wife, Camilla, now Queen Consort, will return to London on Friday.
Prince William is now heir to the throne.
Was Queen Elizabeth II Racist?
Buckingham Palace was rocked with the controversy of race during her reign. According to a recent study, colored immigrants and foreigners were barred from working at the palace.
To the world, she was not a racist.