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Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest reigning monarch, dies at 96

London, Sep 8 (EFE).- Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace said Thursday.

Her death means her eldest son Prince Charles is the new king and head of state for the United Kingdom and 13 Commonwealth nations.

Charles will remain at Balmoral Castle with his wife, Queen consort Camilla, before returning to London on Friday, a statement by the Palace said.

Earlier on Thursday, her doctors had said they were “concerned” by her condition and that the queen had been placed under medical supervision after having suffered a deterioration of her health.

Throughout the day, members of the royal family, including Prince William and Prince Andrew, traveled to Balmoral to be by the queen’s side.

Elizabeth is the longest reigning monarch in British history with over 70 years on the throne.

The queen’s husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, died in 2021 aged 99. EFE

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