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QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIES AT 96

Queen Elizabeth II, a beloved monarch whose reign spanned wars, a pandemic, 14 presidents and the winding down of Britain’s vast empire, died Thursday, Buckingham Palace confirmed. She was 96. Her son Charles now becomes king.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II DIES AT 96

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    Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest serving monarch, dies at 96

    Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest serving monarch, dies at 96

    “The queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the royal family said in a statement. “The king and the queen consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

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