Britain's Queen Elizabeth dies at the age of 96

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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, died on 8 September at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her age was about 96 years.


  • Queen Elizabeth ruled for 70 years, former Prince Charles will now be Britain's new monarch.
  • The Queen ascended the throne in 1952 and she witnessed a great social change.

  • During her reign there were 15 prime ministers, including Ms Truss, starting with Winston Churchill.

  • Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 in Mayfair, London.

  • Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Queen Elizabeth became the longest-serving British monarch In 2015, surpassing her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.

  • In June 2022, she overtook Thailand's King to become the world's second-longest reigning monarch.

  • King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand ruled for 70 years and 126 days between 1927 and 2016.

  • Louis XIV of France is the longest reigning monarch in the world with 72 years and 110 days.

  • In honour of Queen Elizabeth II, the Government of India has decided that on September 11, there will be a one-day state mourning across the country.

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