Friday September 09, 2022

VIDEO: Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

VIDEO: Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

Queen Elizabeth poses for a photograph at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. File / Reuters

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died on Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96.

The palace announced she died at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland, where members of the royal family had rushed to her side after her health took a turn for the worse.

A link to the almost-vanished generation that fought World War II, she was the only monarch most Britons have ever known.

World leaders paid homage to Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, after she died in her residence.

Pope Francis said he was deeply saddened by the news.