UPDATED 10:45 AM PT – Thursday, September 8, 2022
There’s breaking news out of Buckingham Palace where Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly died. Thursday began with reports from the palace that doctors were concerned about her health.
Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly been suffering from “episodic mobility problems” since the end of last year. Her family rushed to be by her side in her final moments.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history and recently reached a milestone of 70 years as head of state. She is the Queen of the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and 11 other commonwealth nations.
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. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
She will be succeeded by her son, Prince Charles, who will now take the throne as King of England. Queen Elizabeth II was 96-years-old.