SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Surrounded by family in Balmoral, Scotland, Queen Elizabeth passed away today. The Queen was 96 years old.
The Queen served as the Head of State in the United Kingdom for over 70 years. Throughout her life, Elizabeth experienced the aftermath of World War I and World War II. During the recent Covid-19 Pandemic, Queen Elizabeth served as a unifying figure in the UK despite the chaos experienced due to the virus.
In recent months, the Queen lost weight and appeared frail. This is despite her ever optimistic attitude and ability to bounce back from setbacks. The cause of her death has not been officially released yet, but, it appears that the Queen passed away from natural causes.
Prince Charles, 76, Queen Elizabeth’s eldest son, assumed the crown immediately following the her passing.
Updated on September 8, 2022 at 1232 PDT