Queen's death: Updates live as Britain enters period of mourning

  • The Queen has died, Buckingham Palace has announced.
  • Elizabeth II, 96, was the nation’s longest-reigning monarch, serving as head of state for more than 70 years.
  • The Prince of Wales is now King, having acceded to the throne immediately on the death of his mother.
  • In a statement, the Palace said: “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.”
  • The Queen dedicated her life to her royal duty.

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