Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, better known as Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 96. She was the queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other independent countries.
The BBC reported on Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96. The British monarch was at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she spent her vacations. In British history, her reign was the longest.
After the news of the Queen’s passing spread, a rainbow formed in front of London’s Buckingham Palace.
A large crowd that had already assembled in front of the palace caught the event on camera.
Next king of England after Queen Elizabeth?
Charles, the oldest child of Elizabeth II, is currently regarded as the king of the United Kingdom.
He will be formally proclaimed king in St. James’s Palace in London, according to the British tabloid “Guardian,” although no date has been established.
Statement from Buckingham palace regarding queen’s death
Queen Elizabeth II’s passing was already reported on the royal family’s official twitter account.
The Royal family claims that the Queen died peacefully in a statement obtained by MandyNews.com.
- “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.”
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