Queen Elizabeth II, in full Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, has died at the age of 96.
The Royal Palace confirmed her death in a statement on Thursday afternoon.
The Queen passed away peacefully in Balmoral this afternoon.
The King and The Queen Consort remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
“The Queen died peacefully this afternoon in Balmoral. The King and Queen Consort will remain in Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow,” the palace said.
On the Queen’s death, a double rainbow appeared over Buckingham Palace. Samir Hussein/WireImage.
There were reports of the queen’s declining health earlier in the morning when she was placed under vigilant care.
“Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that they remain under medical supervision,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement earlier in the day.
The Queen passed away peacefully at her estate at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She was accompanied by her grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry, her daughter Princess Anne, as well as her sons, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as well as the Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward’s wife Sophie.