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Queen Elizabeth II Passes Away at 96

Reports have indicated that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at the age of 96. The longest serving monarch in British history.

The BBC Reports:

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.

With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

The Queen, the longest serving monarch in history served for 30% of the United States existence.

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