Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, Dies At 96

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest serving monarch, has died at 96. She reigned for 70 years.

The royal household – the Queen’s son and inheritor Prince Charles, grandsons William and Harry and their households – have gathered at her Balmoral retreat within the Scottish highlands, the place she spent her final days.

The UK celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to mark 70 years of service to the nation with grand occasions in June.

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth turned the longest-serving British monarch, surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. This 12 months, she turned the world’s second longest reigning monarch.

As UK celebrated her Platinum Jubilee milestone with royal parades, road events and pageantry, the Queen thanked the nation in a letter, saying that she had been “humbled and deeply touched”.