Queen Elizabeth live updates: Queen dies at 96

She had been “under medical supervision” at Balmoral Castle.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II “died peacefully” on Thursday, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. She was 96.

The news of her death came just hours after the palace announced that the queen’s doctors were “concerned” about her health and were keeping her under “medical supervision” at Balmoral Castle, the British royal family’s estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where she has been vacationing this summer.

Members of the royal family, including the queen’s four children, quickly gathered by her side at Balmoral, according to their respective spokespersons. She died that afternoon.

Elizabeth was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. She ascended to the throne in 1952 and, in June, celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years as queen. Her eldest son, Charles, Prince of Wales, will take his mother’s place on the British throne as king. Charles’ wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will become known as queen consort.

Here’s how the news is developing. All times Eastern.

Sep 08, 10:16 PM EDT

Who’s who in the British royal family

Queen Elizabeth II is survived by three sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

PHOTO: Members of the Royal family join Queen Elizabeth II to watch a fly past during the Trooping the Colour in London, June 11, 2016.
Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images, FILEBen A. Pruchnie/Getty Images, FILEZara Tindall, Anne, Princess Royal, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Charles, Prince of Wale…Read More

Here’s a guide to the most well-known living members of the House of Windsor.

PHOTO: The British Royal family tree.
Staff/APStaff/APThe British Royal family tree.

Sep 08, 7:29 PM EDT

A look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s 7-decade marriage

Queen Elizabeth II was preceded in death by her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99.

Their deaths marked the end of a seven-decade love story that started before the queen ascended to the throne.

PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh pose in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle ahead of his 99th birthday, Jan. 6, 2020.
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The two married on Nov. 20, 1947, at Westminster Abbey, despite some reported reservations from her father’s courtiers.

Five years later, she became the queen, and he gave up his career in the Royal Navy to support his wife.

Sep 08, 5:43 PM EDT

With Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Camilla becomes queen consort

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II, her eldest son Charles becomes king and his wife Camilla becomes queen consort.

The queen made the request for the title in February, saying that “it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”

PHOTO: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Elizabeth II visit the new Barnardo's HQ in Barkingside in London, Dec. 10, 2013.
Pool/Getty Images, FILEPool/Getty Images, FILECamilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Elizabeth II visit the new Barnardo’s HQ in Barki…Read More

The statement marked the first time the queen had publicly addressed her daughter-in-law’s role in the future monarchy.

Sep 08, 3:36 PM EDT

Meet the new king

The eldest son of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch has taken his late mother’s place on the throne.

King Charles III is the first child of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Upon the death of his mother on Sept. 8, Charles succeeded her as king of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

PHOTO: In this file photo taken on March 1, 2022, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales greets members of the public outside the Pier during his visit to Southend, eastern England.
Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images, FILEJustin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images, FILEIn this file photo taken on March 1, 2022, Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales greets…Read More

Charles, 73, was born at Buckingham Palace in London in 1948. He was just 3 years old when he became the heir apparent as his mother acceded to the throne as queen, following the death of her father, King George VI.