Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is dead – Buckingham Palace
Britain's Queen Elizabeth views the interior of the refurbished East Wing of Somerset House at King's College in London February 29, 2012. The Queen is celebrating her sixtieth anniversary as Regent in 2012. REUTERS/Eddie Mulholland/POOL (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Queen Elizabeth, the longest-reigning monarch in British history and the nation’s symbol for seven decades, passed away on Thursday at the age of 96, according to Buckingham Palace.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said, “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”