Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people worldwide, died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday.

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people worldwide, died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday.

“We mourn death of beloved Sovereign and a Mother. I understand her death will be extremely felt in the whole country, Kingdoms and Commonwealth, and numerous people all over the world,” Charles said.

“We mourn death of beloved Sovereign and a Mother. I understand her death will be extremely felt in the whole country, Kingdoms and Commonwealth, and numerous people all over the world,” Charles said.

Fi“The demise of my Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a time of the greatest sorrow for whole family and me,” King Charles stated.