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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Longest Reigning Queen, Dies At 96

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Being the only queen most of her subjects had ever known, Queen Elizabeth II had the longest reign in history. At Balmoral Castle, her home in Scotland, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor passed away on Thursday. She was 96 years old.

Bells will ring and cannon salutes will fire as broadcasters, announcing heralds, and Twitter commemorate the demise of one sovereign and the ascension of the new one throughout the United Kingdom.

Elizabeth had a long life in good health, but in recent months she had been struggling with residual “mobility difficulties.” From recreational to constitutional responsibilities, she gradually gave Charles more and more of them. The Braemar Gathering, the yearly Highland Games, which she never missed throughout her reign, was last week, but she was unable to go.

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