BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth II has died, Doctors had placed the queen, who was 96, under medical supervision at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands. Prince Charles traveled to Balmoral to be at his mother’s side.
Queen Elizabeth in the drawing room at Balmoral in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on Tuesday. Pool photo by Jane Barlow
The queen’s death brings a moment of reckoning for Britain.
LONDON — The death of Queen Elizabeth II is a watershed moment for Britain, at once incomparable and incalculable.
It marks both the loss of a revered monarch — the only one most Britons have ever known — and the end of a figure who served as a living link to the glories of World War II Britain, presided over its fitful adjustment to a post-colonial, post-imperial era and saw it through its bitter divorce from the European Union .
Buckingham Palace has just released the following statement : “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.”