The sad news has been officially announced that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 96.
Earlier today, Buckingham Palace issued the following statement regarding The Queen’s health: “Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.
“The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”
This was followed by reports of senior members of the Royal Family rushing to be by her side at Balmoral this afternoon.
Prime Minister Liz Truss tweeted: “The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime.
“My thoughts – and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom – are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time.”
Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
The queen first ascended the throne in 1952. This year, she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, marking an incredible 70 years of her reign. She is the longest reigning monarch in the history of Britain. Harrow was the first borough created by Her Majesty after her coronation back in 1953. She also famously opened Northwick Park Hospital in 1970. The Queen paid a visit to Harrow School to mark the 400th year of the granting of the school’s charter.
We would like to extend our condolences to the Royal Family at this incredibly sad time.