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Queen Elizabeth live: Her Majesty dies aged 96, Buckingham Palace says

Members of the royal family are travelling to Balmoral amid concerns for the health of Her Majesty the Queen.

<p>Her Majesty The Queen has died aged 96, the palace has said. Photo: Getty</p>

Her Majesty The Queen has died aged 96, the palace has said. Photo: Getty

Queen Elizabeth is under medical supervision at Balmoral, Buckingham Palace said earlier today.

A palace spokesperson said: “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.

“The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

Queen health live: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace has said

Key Events

  • Queen Elizabeth is under medical supervision, a Buckingham Palace statement said,
  • The 96-year-old monarch is at Castle, in Scotland, where she is “comfortable”,
  • Doctors are concerned for her health, following further evaluation this morning,
  • Prince Charles, Camilla and Princess Anne are at Balmoral Castle,
  • Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan, Prince Andrew and Edward are on their way,
  • Prime minister Liz Truss says "the whole country will be deeply concerned",
  • And Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury sent his “prayers” and well-wishes.
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Queen Elizabeth has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace has said

Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace has announced.

A statement issued by the palace 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.

The monarch died at Balmoral, in Scotland, earlier this afternoon, (Thursday, September 8), and the announcement of her death followed shortly afterwards at 6.30pm.

The Queen, who was crowned in 1953, was both the longest-lived British monarch and the longest-reigning British monarch, reigning queen and female head of state in the world.

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Tourists and police are filling the square in front of the palace gates.

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The White House has said President Biden’s thoughts are with the Queen and her family.

Megan Markle not to travel to Scotland

The BBC are reporting that Prince Harry’s wife Meghan will not be joining him at Balmoral.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are en route to Balmoral.

It’s not clear why the prince will be travelling alone.

Welcome to our live coverage of the events surrounding the Queen’s health.

At 12.30pm this afternoon (Thursday, September 6), Buckingham Palace released a statement saying the Queen’s doctors were concerned for her health.

A palace spokesperson said: “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision.

“The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

Queen Elizabeth II arrives to greet the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani to her Windsor residence on October 26, 2010 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince Charles, Camilla and Princess Anne are also at Balmoral with their mother, while her remaining children are understood to be on their way there.

Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also travelling to Scotland.

Today’s events come after the Queen met the new Conservative prime minister Liz Truss on Tuesday, after she travelled to Balmoral to be appointed.

It was a break from tradition - with former PM Boris Johnson also offering his resignation to Her Majesty in her Scottish home.

More to follow.

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