The longest-ever reign of Queen Elizabeth II, the only monarch most of her subjects have ever known, is over. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor died Thursday at Balmoral Castle, her estate in Scotland. She was 96. The palace issued a black-bordered statement about 6.30 p.m. local time: "The Queen …
Queen Elizabeth II dies at age 96
Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully Thursday under medical supervision. Her son, King Charles, will take the throne. She was Britain's oldest and longest-serving monarch.