The Associated Press reports:
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement in a statement. A link to the almost-vanished generation that fought World War II, she was the only monarch most Britons have ever known, and her name defines an age: the modern Elizabethan Era.
The impact of her loss will be huge, and unpredictable, both for the nation and for the monarchy, an institution she helped stabilize and modernize across decades of huge social change and family scandals. With the death of the queen, her son Charles, automatically becomes monarch, even though the coronation might not take place for months. It is not known whether he will choose to call himself King Charles III or some other name.
Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, dies aged 96 https://t.co/YZG20z1UtN
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 8, 2022
— CNN (@CNN) September 8, 2022
BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96https://t.co/rTvBvUKCc4
— Axios (@axios) September 8, 2022
BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and one of the most enduring royal personalities the world has known, has died at the age of 96. https://t.co/0TaegdwSVv
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 8, 2022
She is survived by her four children, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. Her son Prince Charles, 73, is her heir apparent, and her grandson Prince William is now second in line to the throne.
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 8, 2022
The flag at Buckingham Palace was lowered to half mast at 6.30pm.
People among the crowd gathered outside the gates began crying and taking pictures as a single helicopter circled the skies above
— PA Media (@PA) September 8, 2022
Statement posted on gates of Buckingham Palace pic.twitter.com/JNXXlKDRlE
— uɐɥʇɐN (@nathanistarman) September 8, 2022
?: Double rainbow appears as members of the public gather outside Buckingham Palace, with Queen Elizabeth II remaining under "medical supervision" at Balmoral Castle. https://t.co/aq9EW3N3k7 pic.twitter.com/T9KU1xMG3f
— ABC News (@ABC) September 8, 2022
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. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022