According to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled Britain for the longest period of time, passed away at the age of 96.
After her passing, which marked a turning point in the history of the country and put an end to a 70-year reign, Britain was in sorrow.
King Charles III is now the eldest son of the Queen, the Prince of Wales.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and the Queen Consort will spend this evening and tomorrow in Balmoral before flying back to London.
Along with the formal statement released by Buckingham Palace, the message “Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022” was posted on the royal family’s official website.
“The passing of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest anguish for me and all members of my family,” the next king declared in a statement.
“We deeply lament the loss of a beloved mother and beloved sovereign. I am confident that the nation, the realms, the Commonwealth, as well as a large number of people all over the world, will be devastated by her passing.
“My family and I will be comforted and sustained during this time of loss and change by our understanding of the respect and great affection in which the Queen was so widely cherished,” says the author.
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