Queen Elizabeth II Dead At 96

Taylor Sakellis
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A monumental loss today as it has been reported that Queen Elizabeth II has died. Her Majesty was 96 years old and the longest reigning monarch in history.

Her life has been a constant for millions of people and her loss has been felt worldwide.

On Thursday morning, Buckingham Palace released a statement updating fans on The Queen's health.

"Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision," the statement read at the time.

The public was told that "The Queen remains comfortable" and was at her summer home, Balmoral, in Scotland.

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Royal insiders revealed that Her Majesty's children were making their way to her bedside.

On Thursday night, it was announced that Her Majesty had passed away.

The Royal Family's Twitter account wrote: "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."

In all her decades of service, Queen Elizabeth has been a symbol of strength and resilience.

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She represented continuity and stability for seven decades, rising above the monarchy to the unprecedented level of a global figure.

Her loss is monumental not only for the citizens of the United Kingdom, but for the millions of people who have looked to Her Majesty as a beacon of hope in dark times.

Having been the Queen for much of the 20th century and the entirety of the 21st century, her passing will mark the first time many people have ever seen a king on the throne.

There's an undeniable sense of tension and uncertainty as we enter a new era with King Charles and the Queen Consort, Camilla.

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Our thoughts are with all of the Queen's loved ones and her millions of fans during this difficult time.