Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday 8th September 2022. We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty and extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Royal Family.
The Queen, who celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, was the UK's longest-reigning monarch.
An official statement issued by the Palace today says the Queen died peacefully. The full statement reads: "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 is under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle, after doctors have become concerned for her health, a statement from Buckingham Palace said today (8th September 2022).
The full announcement, published on the official Royal Family website, said: "Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen's doctors are concerned for Her Majesty's health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral."
Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Harry, the Duke of Sussex, are making their way to Balmoral in Scotland, along with other family members. Princess Anne is already with the Queen.
Prime Minister Liz Truss said the "whole country" would be "deeply concerned" by the news. She said: "My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time."
The news comes after the Queen postponed her Privy Council meeting last night (7th September), following instructions from her doctor to rest.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information is released.
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