Written by: Khalif Thompson
Breaking news today in Hip Hop News, the Royal family has stated that the Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
According to a statement, the King and the Queen Consort will stay in Balmoral today evening and travel back to London tomorrow.
After physicians started to worry about her health, members of the royal family went to her bedside at Balmoral Castle.
With a 70-year reign, the Queen, 96, was the longest-reigning head of state in British history.
After physicians voiced worry over her health, her family hurried to be at her side at her Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle.
Since the end of last year, she had been experiencing what Buckingham Palace has referred to as "episodic mobility issues," which had forced her to cancel almost all of her public appearances.
She is automatically succeeded to the throne by her son, the Prince of Wales, who will rule over the UK and more than a dozen Commonwealth countries.
At 6.36 p.m., the flags in Downing Street were lowered to half-mast.
When her father King George VI passed away on February 6, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II, who was also the world's oldest and longest-serving head of state, ascended to the throne at the age of barely 25.
The next June, she was crowned. The first broadcast coronation served as a preview of a new era in which media scrutiny of the royal family's life would grow.
When Elizabeth became king, a sizable portion of Britain's former dominion remained. It was recovering from the effects of World War Two, but food restriction and the dominance of class and privilege remained.
In a 2012 documentary, her grandson Prince William, who is now heir to the throne, remarked, "She has managed to modernize and evolve the monarchy like no other."
Our deepest condolences go out to the Royal Family in their time of need.
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