By Linda Ike
Queen Elizabeth II,.the longest-reigning British monarch whose rule spanned seven decades is.dead.
The Buckingham Palace has announced that .she died on Thursday at the age of 96.
She died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after doctors said they had become concerned about her health.
Recalled that Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI.
She oversaw the last throes of the British empire, weathered global upheaval and domestic scandal, and dramatically modernized the monarchy.
Elizabeth ruled over the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms, and became one of the most recognizable women ever to have lived.
Currentnews.com.ng gathered that her son, Charles, immediately became King upon her death.