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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died.
The Late Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the UK for 70 years, passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96.

She died quietly on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent most of the summer.

The Queen saw significant societal change after ascending to the throne in 1952.

Her son King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a "moment of great sadness" for him and his family and that her loss would be "deeply felt" around the world.

He said: "We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother.

"I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world."

During the coming period of mourning, he said he and his family would be "comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held".

The King will return to London on Friday with his wife Camilla, who is now Queen Consort, according to Buckingham Palace. He's supposed to address the country.

After the Queen's doctors expressed concern about her health earlier in the day, senior royals had gathered at Balmoral.

Following the Queen's placement under medical care, all of her children made their way to Balmoral, which is close to Aberdeen.

Prince William, her great-grandson and current successor to the throne, as well as Prince Harry, gathered there.

Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, said the monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built, who had "provided us with the stability and strength that we needed".

Video of British Prime Minister's Address after the Queen's death:

Speaking about the new King, she said: "We offer him our loyalty and devotion, just as his mother devoted so much, to so many, for so long.

"And with the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a new era in the magnificent history of our great country, exactly as Her Majesty would have wished, by saying the words 'God save the King'."

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, expressed his "profound sadness" at the news. The monarch is the highest authority of the Church of England.

He said his "prayers are with the King and the Royal Family".

Source: ghananews.hrforum.uk

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