The Queen of England died Thursday at the age of 96 at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland. Monarch of fifteen nations and head of the Commonwealth, Elizabeth II reigned for 70 years. The flag has been lowered at Buckingham Palace and tributes are beginning to pour in from around the world.
Queen Elizabeth II died on Wednesday September 8 at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace announced. Follow our live.
The BBC, which had already interrupted its programmes, soberly read the press release, followed by a short biography of Queen Elizabeth II, and the British anthem was then broadcast on the kingdom’s public television antenna.
French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the monarch.