Queen Elizabeth II dies at the age of 96


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After doctors reported they were concerned for her health, Queen Elizabeth II has died at Balmoral Sept. 8.

Prospector Staff Report

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth Realms, died Sept. 8 at the age of 96 years old at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Buckingham Palace released a statement earlier today stating the British Monarch was under medical supervision.  

Her successor will be her son, Charles of Wales, who will be proclaimed as King tomorrow during the Accession Council at 10 a.m. B.S.T. It is also where Camille, Duchess of Cornwall, is expected to become Queen Consort. 

Buckingham Palace released this statement shortly after her Majesty’s death. 

“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.” 

Newly appointed Prime Minister Liz Truss made a statement after her Majesty’s death. 

“With the King’s Family, we mourn the loss of his mother and as we mourn, we must come together as a people to support him,”  

Queen Elizabeth II reigned for 70 years and recently finished celebrating her Platinum Jubilee. 

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