Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, according to Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, according to Buckingham Palace ...

After serving the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth as Sovereign for 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II passes away at the age of 96.

Beginning September 8, the British monarch and head of state were placed under medical observation, according to Buckingham Palace.

The Queen's doctors are concerned for Her Majesty's health and have advised that she remain under medical supervision, according to the palace in a statement. The Queen was not hospitalized at the time and remained at Balmoral Castle, her Scottish Highlands estate.

After meeting with incoming British Prime Minister Liz Truss on September 5, the queen reportedly appeared frail. Truss took to Twitter to express her concern for the queen's health following their meeting.

Truss tweeted that the whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this afternoon. My thoughts and those of people across the United Kingdom are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.

The Archbishop of Canterbury said, "My prayers, and the prayers of people across the @churchofenglandand the nation, are with Her Majesty The Queen today.

May Her Majesty, her family, and those who are caring for her at Balmoral, receive God's presence.

The children of the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Wessex, all traveled to Balmoral to spend her final days. Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, also joined the queen in Balmoral from his Windsor residence.

The queen's health was revealed following her announcement that she would not preside over a scheduled Privy Council meeting.

Her Majesty has accepted doctors' advice to rest after a full day yesterday, according to the palace on September 7. This means that the Privy Council meeting that was scheduled this evening will be rescheduled.

Since October 2021, Queen Elizabeth II has struggled with mobility and began using a cane. Her last public appearance occurred in July 2022 when she opened the new Thames Hospice building with her daughter Princess Anne.

Queen Elizabeth II is the second-longest-reigning monarch in world history. Queen Victoria's descendent took the throne on February 6, 1952, but is only bested by French King Louis XIV, who served as king for more than 72 years after becoming a child and dying in 1715.

In June 2022, the United Kingdom celebrated Queen Victoria's Platinum Jubilee, recognizing her 70th year on the throne. The four-day event featured a concert Buckingham Palace with Diana Ross, Queen + Adam Lambert, Alicia Keys, and Duran Duran.

Princess Elizabeth became queen after her father, King George VI, died in 1952. She married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1947, and the couple had four children: Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward.

The queen's husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, died last year. Her four children include Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Anne, Princess Royal, and her husband, Vice-Chancellor Timothy Laurence, and Andrew, Duke of York. The queen has 14 grandchildren, including Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex.

Prince Charles is now king of England, while Camilla is queen of the Netherlands. His coronation date has yet to be determined. Prince William will now be Charles' successor, followed by his son, Prince George of Cambridge.

The Crown, an Emmy-winning drama series on Netflix, will feature Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, and Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II. The life and death of Princess Diana as well as the romance of Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to be included on screen.