Queen Elizabeth II, UK’s longest reigning monarch, died at  the age of 96.

Her death at her Scottish estate in Balmoral Castle, was announced  by Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace stated “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral in the afternoon of September 8”

The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” the palace's statement further read.

The Queen died two days after she ceremonially appointed the UK's  56th Prime Minister, Liz Truss.

On Thursday morning the palace said that the Queen had been placed under medical supervision at her  Balmoral Castle.

Born on April 21, 1926 in London, Elizabeth was the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York.

She was crowned as the Queen of Britain in 1952 and went on to  become the UK's longest- serving monarch.

Her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70-long-years on the throne, took  place in 2022.

Elizabeth's eldest son, Charles, succeeds her on the throne  as King Charles III.