- Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, according to Buckingham Palace.
Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday.
- Her death brings to a close a reign that spanned seven decades and made her the most recognized woman in the world.
- As monarch, the Queen is automatically granted a publicly funded state funeral. Details for the funeral are expected to be released by the palace soon.