With deep sadness, today we have live coverage following the death of Her Majesty the Queen. At 6:30 p.m. local time, 1:30 p.m. EDT, Buckingham Palace released the news.
The news came in an early afternoon statement from Buckingham Palace announcing that “following further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have advised her to remain under medical supervision. The Queen is comfortable and remains at Balmoral.” Prince Charles, now King Charles III, and the Duchess of Cornwall, now the Queen Consort, traveled to Balmoral by helicopter. Princess Anne was already at Balmoral. The Duke of Cambridge, now the Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge, the Duke of York, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex flew to Aberdeen together. The Duke of Sussex traveled separately to Balmoral.
The Duchess of Cambridge, now Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge, remained at Windsor with the three Cornwall/Cambridge children. Below, footmen posted news at the gates of Buckingham Palace.
King Charles III released a statement.
Below, Buckingham Palace website.
The flag is lowered at Windsor Castle.
at Buckingham Palace and across the UK.
Prime Minister Liz Truss spoke shortly after the announcement.
From his comments:
We are all devastated by the news we have just heard from Balmoral. The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a huge shock to the nation and the world. Queen Elizabeth II is the rock on which modern Britain was built.
He was the spirit of Great Britain, and that spirit will live on. He is our longest reigning king. To preside with such dignity and grace for 70 years is a remarkable achievement.
His life of service extends beyond our living memory.
Today the crown passes, as it has done for over 1,000 years, to our new King, our new Head of State, His Majesty, King Charles III.
Along with Raja’s family, we mourn the loss of his mother. And while we mourn, we must come together to support him in helping him carry the terrible responsibility he now carries for all of us.
We offer him our loyalty and devotion. As his mother had sacrificed so much for so many, for so long.
And with the passing of the age of Elizabeth II, we begin a new era in the glorious history of our great country, just as His Majesty intended to say: God save the King.
Crowds gather at Buckingham Palace.
A woman placing flowers at Windsor Castle.
Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh this evening.
Kensington Palace’s social media accounts were updated with the new headline.
A West Ham soccer fan reacts to the news at a soccer match at London Stadium
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