Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died

Upon ascending the throne in 1953, she swore to dedicate her life to the British people and she kept her promise.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died


           Buckingham Palace has confirmed that her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died. The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral aged 96. It was the longest reign in British history for 70 years and she was the oldest head of state in the world.

The Queen was the symbolic stronghold of the "civilized" monarchy in general and the British monarchy in particular. In addition to Great Britain, Elizabeth II was the Queen of the countries that are part of the British Commonwealth of Nations, she was the head of 14 independent states. During her reign, 15 prime ministers were replaced in the country. 

After her death, the Queen's son and heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, became King of the United Kingdom and 14 Commonwealth realms.  

King Charles III released his first statement as a King in the wake of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II’s, death.

"The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family," 

"We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved mother," he continued. "I know her death will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world."

King Charles III added that during the mourning period, "my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held."

UK will declare 10 days of national mourning. The national flag is flown at half mast at Buckingham Palace