Elizabeth II, 1926-2022

Source: The Hill

“Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96, ending the longest reign for a British head of state in history, a staggering 70-year tenure that included the administrations of 14 U.S. presidents and a dramatic reshaping of the Commonwealth. The queen ‘died peacefully’ at Balmoral Castle, her Scottish estate, on Thursday, Buckingham Palace announced. The news of Elizabeth’s death came just hours after Buckingham Palace had said that her doctors were ‘concerned for Her Majesty’s health,’ and that she was remaining under medical supervision. Earlier this week, Elizabeth had overseen the appointment of new British Prime Minister Liz Truss. But a virtual meeting the next day of the queen’s Privy Council was canceled after doctors advised her to rest.” (09/08/22)