Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, passes away at 96

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch passed away on Thursday, the Buckingham Palace said.

Ahead of the announcement, the palace had informed that doctors were “concerned” for her health and recommended that she “remain under medical supervision”.

Queen Elizabeth II had been facing health problems since October last year that left her with difficulties walking and standing.

The announcement comes a day after the 96-year-old monarch cancelled a meeting of her Privy Council.

Earlier British Prime Minister Liz Truss said “the whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime.”

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, passes away at 96

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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, passes away at 96

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