Former Queen of the United Kingdom
A Queen Elizabeth live updates
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Queen Elizabeth II. She passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle, United Kingdom on September 8, 2022, at the age of 96.
Queen Elizabeth II was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by her family and the entire nation.
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning monarch in British history, having ascended to the throne in 1952. She was also the world’s oldest monarch at the time of her death.
During her 66-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II saw Britain through some of its most turbulent times.
Queen Elizabeth II 's grandchildren
She was a constant source of strength and stability for her subjects, and her steadfastness in the face of adversity was an inspiration to us all. Queen Elizabeth II was a much-loved and respected figurehead of the UK and the Commonwealth. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
The royal couple are currently meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace, ahead of their reception this evening.
May she rest in peace.
Prince Andrew and Prince Harry are not invited to the reception, nor is Meghan Markle.
It's official: Prince Andrew, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not been invited to a reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.