Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth dies. Image via TWITTER @Hammadrafiq7

‘London Bridge has fallen’: The world mourns Queen Elizabeth II

The world is mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth, who passed away on Thursday evening, 8 September at 96 years.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth dies. Image via TWITTER @Hammadrafiq7

Celebs and tweeps took to social media this evening to mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who died peacefully at Balmoral Castle on Thursday, 8 September at 96 years after reigning for 70 years.

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The royal family confirmed in a statement on Thursday, 8 September that Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.  

Her passing also means the Prince of Wales will automatically succeed her, become King and rule over the United Kingdom and more than a dozen Commonwealth nations.  

Earlier this afternoon, members of the royal family rushed to her bedside at Balmoral Castle after doctors became concerned for her health.  

A period of national mourning is beginning, as tributes flood in from around the world, hailing the Queen’s commitment to serving her country and the Commonwealth.

According to independent.co.uk, King Charles has paid tribute to his mother Queen Elizabeth II in a statement.  

“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” he said.  

“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother.”  

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“The London bridge has fallen. The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. Rest in peace your Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. 7 decades,15 prime ministers, 1 Queen.”   


“After a 70-year reign, we are saddened to hear about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, as announced by Buckingham Palace.”  


“It’s about to be a new era in the UK, a new Prime Minister, and a new King.” 

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