The Queen’s eldest son Charles is now King.
“The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. In a statement published on their official Twitter account, the Royal Family announced that the King and Queen will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.
Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952, after the death of her father, King George VI. She oversaw the last agonies of the British Empire, fended off world turmoil and domestic scandals, and dramatically modernized the monarchy.
She died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after doctors said they were concerned about her health on Thursday.
Elizabeth ruled the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth kingdoms, and she became one of the most famous women of all time.
The Queen’s four children were at Balmoral Castle when the announcement was made.
Charles rushed to the Scottish castle earlier on Thursday with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, better known as the Princess Royal, was already there.
Prince William, now the clear heir to the throne, arrived at Balmoral on Thursday afternoon with the Queen’s two other sons, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as well as Edward’s wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex.
A spokesman for Prince Harry is also on his way to Balmoral. The spokesman added that his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was not traveling with him.
William’s wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stayed in Windsor, where their three children attended First day in a new school.
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