After a 70-year reign as the head of the British monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96.
The royal family gathered earlier today, September 8th, at Balmoral Castle as the Queen was under “medical supervision” amid serious concerns for the health of the head of state.
The 96-year-old monarch’s children and grandchildren canceled engagements to rush to Aberdeenshire as the House of Commons was informed of the “worrying” news.
The Queen came to the throne in 1952.
With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.