Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at the age of 96. The royal family tweeted, “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.”

Queen Elizabeth II was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor on April 21, 1926. She was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth), she succeeded her father, as queen in February 1952 upon her father’s death. Before she became queen, she married Philip Mountbatten, who had been the Prince of Greece and Demark and later became Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, in November 1947.

RIP Queen!

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