Queen Elizabeth II passed away today peacefully surrounded by her family at her estate in Scotland.
Her son Charles was officially made King of England this evening.
The Queen became Queen of England at just 16 years ols after father died in 1952 which was right after World War II.
The family is expected to return to Buckingham Palace tomorrow.
Thousands have gathered in the streets mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II which the mourning period is anticipated to last for around 10 days. Marking those days as a holiday.
President Joe Biden and The White House released a statement this morning saying:
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era.
In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth. The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity.”
The statement went on to close with:
“In the years ahead, we look forward to continuing a close friendship with The King and The Queen Consort. Today, the thoughts and prayers of people all across the United States are with the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in their grief. We send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, who are not only mourning their Queen, but their dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world”.
Queen Elizabeth II was 96 years old.
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