Britain’s longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth, died at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday.
Buckingham Palace in a released statement said “the Queen died peacefully at the Balmoral on Thursday afternoon, the King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Prince Charles, 73, Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son automatically becomes king of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. His wife Camilla becomes Queen Consort
Elizabeth II is the Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms, she has led the United Kingdoms for over seven decades.
Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York. Her father acceded to the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, making Elizabeth the heir presumptive