Hakikul Islam Khokon, UK Senior Representative: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is no more. Britain’s longest-reigning queen died at the age of 96. Buckingham Palace announced the queen’s death late Thursday (September 8) evening local time. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said the queen died peacefully in the afternoon (local time) at Balmoral Castle. The king and queen will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow. Following his death, his eldest son, the former Prince of Wales, Charles will now become the new king and will lead the country’s mourning as the head of the 14 Commonwealth of Nations. Elizabeth was taken under close supervision. At Balmoral Palace, the Queen’s doctors and staff were constantly looking after him. After the doctors placed the Queen under their care, all her children moved to Balmoral. His grandson Prince William is now there. Another grandson, Prince Harry, is also headed to the palace. Queen Elizabeth II has been on the British throne for 70 years. This year marks the 70th anniversary of his accession to the throne. She has been staying at Barmoral Palace in Scotland since last July. The queen was last seen in public on Tuesday. On that day, Liz Truss officially assumed the responsibility of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after meeting the Queen at Balmoral Palace. Also took permission to form a new government. Rani ascended the throne in 1952 and witnessed huge social changes during her lifetime.