The death of Queen Elizabeth II has been announced.
A post by the Royal Family’s verified Twitter handle announced the long serving monarch’s demise.
The tweet read “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
There had been apprehension about Queen Elizabeth’s health after news emerged on Thursday morning about her health condition.
She ruled for 70 years and was aged 96.