Britain's longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

Updated On Sep 09, 2022 09:52 AM IST
  • King Charles III, 73, became monarch immediately after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II at her Scottish Highland retreat on Thursday, sparking tributes at home and abroad.
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Britain's longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, died on September 8 at her Scottish estate after a long-drawn battle with health problems since last year, the Royal Family announced.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 09, 2022 09:52 AM IST

Britain's longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II, died on September 8 at her Scottish estate after a long-drawn battle with health problems since last year, the Royal Family announced.(AP)

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"The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family," the new king, her eldest son King Charles III, said.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Sep 09, 2022 09:52 AM IST

"The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family," the new king, her eldest son King Charles III, said.(AFP)

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"I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world," the 73-year-old said in a statement.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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"I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world," the 73-year-old said in a statement.(AFP)

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Thousands gathered outside Buckingham Palace, in central London, and there was a stunned silence when the flag was lowered to half-mast. The crowd surged to the gates as the notice announcing the death of the only monarch most Britons have ever known was attached to the black iron gates.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Thousands gathered outside Buckingham Palace, in central London, and there was a stunned silence when the flag was lowered to half-mast. The crowd surged to the gates as the notice announcing the death of the only monarch most Britons have ever known was attached to the black iron gates.(AP)

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There were similar scenes outside the queen's Windsor Castle home. Black cabs lined up outside the palace to pay homage to the Queen.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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There were similar scenes outside the queen's Windsor Castle home. Black cabs lined up outside the palace to pay homage to the Queen.(AP)

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On Elizabeth's, Charles automatically became monarch of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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On Elizabeth's, Charles automatically became monarch of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.(AFP)

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Queen Elizabeth II, who was also the world's oldest and longest-serving head of state, came to the throne following the death of her father King George VI on Feb. 6, 1952, when she was just 25.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Queen Elizabeth II, who was also the world's oldest and longest-serving head of state, came to the throne following the death of her father King George VI on Feb. 6, 1952, when she was just 25.(AFP)

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King Charles III was on Friday due to address his new subjects, as Britain was plunged into mourning by the death of Queen Elizabeth II.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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King Charles III was on Friday due to address his new subjects, as Britain was plunged into mourning by the death of Queen Elizabeth II.(AFP)

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Also on Friday, the new king is expected to hold his first audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was only appointed on Tuesday in one of the queen's last ceremonial acts before her death.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Also on Friday, the new king is expected to hold his first audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was only appointed on Tuesday in one of the queen's last ceremonial acts before her death.(AFP)

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He was also due to meet officials in charge of his accession and the elaborate arrangements for his mother's set-piece funeral.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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He was also due to meet officials in charge of his accession and the elaborate arrangements for his mother's set-piece funeral.(AFP)

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