- The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth 11, the longest –reigning British monarch is dead. The queen ,who ruled for even decades , died on Thursday at the age of 96 Years, Burkingham Palace has announced.
The late queen Elizabeth ascended the throne in 195, after the demise of her father, King George V1. She oversaw the last throes of the British Empire, weathered global upheaval and domestic scandal, and dramatically mordernized the monarchy
She died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after doctors said they had become concerned about her health on Thursday.
Queen Elizabeth ruled the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms , and became one of the most recognizable , dignified and influential woman ever to have lived. Her son , Charles , immediately becomes the king consequent upon her death.