Buckingham Palace has announced that the Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon (UK Time). The new King and The new Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral for the evening and will return to London tomorrow.
“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,” His Majesty said.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
Her tenure encompassed the terms of 15 prime ministers, beginning with Winston Churchill, who was born in 1874, and ending with Ms. Truss, who was born 101 years later in 1975.
Throughout her reign, she would sit down for audiences with her prime minister on a weekly basis.
People who had gathered outside Buckingham Palace in London to receive updates on the Queen’s health began sobbing as soon as they learned that she had passed away.
At 18:30 hours British Summer Time, the Union flag flying atop the palace was lowered to half-mast, and a formal notification notifying the death was put outside.
After the passing of the Queen, Prince William and his wife, Catherine, were elevated to the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Cornwall respectively.