Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-reigning monarch, has died at age 96.
The queen died peacefully at Balmoral Fortress in Scotland, Buckingham Palace introduced on Thursday, prompting an outpouring of condolences from politicians within the UK and around the globe.
The queen spent seven decades on the throne because the UK rebuilt from conflict, misplaced an empire, reworked its financial system and each entered and left the European Union.
She was a relentless presence, the one monarch most Britons have ever identified, and he or she guided the establishment of the monarchy by way of uneven waters.
She seemingly met extra individuals than anybody in historical past, and her picture, which adorned stamps, cash and banknotes, was among the many most reproduced on this planet.