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Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96, The Longest Reigning Monarch in British History

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The British Royal Family reported Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II died at 96. The news comes after Buckingham Palace said earlier that the monarch was under medical supervision at Balmoral, Scotland.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” the family’s official Twitter account wrote.

Elizabeth II was head of state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and fourteen other member states of the Commonwealth. She ascended the throne on June 2, 1953 following her father’s death. Between June 2 and June 6, 2022, the platinum jubilee commemorating Elizabeth II’s 70 years of the reign was held.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II was born in London and was the daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She was educated at home by private tutors. After his brother Edward VIII’s abdication, his father came to the throne in 1936. In 1952, after her father’s death, she became Queen, a position she held while 14 prime ministers passed Downing Street, starting with Winston Churchill and ending with Liz Truss, who only took office two days ago.
On April 9, 2021, her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died two months before his 100th birthday and 12 days before her 95th birthday. Elizabeth II’s marriage is the longest in the history of the Royal Family, with 74 years of marriage. Her reign is also the longest in the history of the United Kingdom, which lasted 70 years.

Williams Perdomo es periodista y escritor, especializado en las fuentes Política y Cultura.

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