Reports reaching us have confirmed that Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth has passed away at the Royal Lodge, her Windsor residence, Buckingham Palace announced.
The release from Buckingham Palace said “with the greatest sadness, at about 3.15pm, our beloved monarch Queen Elizabeth II passed away. Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 in London. She will be missed but not forgotten” it said.
The palace spokesman continued: “Queen Elizabeth had become increasingly frail in recent weeks following her bad cough and chest infection.
“Her condition deteriorated this morning and her doctors were called. Queen Elizabeth died peacefully in her sleep this afternoon at Royal Lodge”.
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We express our heartfelt sympathies to the Royal Family.