Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch, Serving For 70 Years, Dies at Age 96

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled for more than 70 years, the United Kingdom will be mourning her and will have at least ten days of the solemn ceremony. Her eldest son, Charles, is now king.

“The queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the royal family said in a statement. “The king and the queen consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Two days before Queen Elizabeth II passed away, the British monarch was seen working in photos taken in the Drawing Room at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Elizabeth met on Tuesday with Liz Truss at Balmoral to appoint her as the new U.K. prime minister following the resignation of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.