Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has died at the age of 97 years. This was announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday, September 8.
"The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle this afternoon," the statement reads.
The new monarch was her eldest son, Prince Charles of Wales.
In February 2022, Elizabeth II admitted to having health problems. She said that she could hardly move around, although the queen reportedly had no injuries.
Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926. In 1952, after her father's death, Elizabeth II became Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ruler of the 15 member states of the Commonwealth and head of the Commonwealth itself, head of the Church of England and Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces.