BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s Longest Serving Monarch, Has Died At 96

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, who has been serving in her role since her father’s death in 1952, has died today at the age of 96, the Royal Palace announced in a statement.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the Royal Palace announced on Twitter at 1:30pm Eastern Time. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow,” the statement added.

Elizabeth was born in April of 1926 to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Her father acceded to the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, making Elizabeth the heir presumptive. In November 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, and their marriage lasted 73 years until his death in April 2021.

They had four children together: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth—then 25 years old—became queen regnant of what at that time were seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (known today as Sri Lanka), as well as Head of the Commonwealth.

The Queen will now be succeeded by her 74-year-old son Charles, who spent his entire life preparing for this role.

He will be the oldest British monarch to ever take the throne.

A statement from King Charles, issued moments after the death of his mother, is included below:

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  1. We are bidden by halacha to honor a monarch, particular to one who has acted with friendship and benevolence towards the Jewish people. The following tribute was offered by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z”l, some years ago: “The Queen embodies many Jewish values. The quiet heroism of service, and in an age of self-obsession she has been a role model of duty, selflessly and graciously fulfilled. She has been a blessing to us [the Jewish community of the U.K.], the nation and the world.”

  2. she raised a family of lowlife behavior dressed up with fancy titles a true disgrace to human decency to give honor to this family is like whitewashing some of the worst stuff of the century in the name of a national dignity which does not pertain to us on this continent

  3. Despite all her efforts to raise a royal family this is what happened. This was Hashem’s plan and unfortunately despite every yiddishe mamme’s fervent tefillos, we yidden have also suffered that our children did not continue in our ways. There are gedolim whose children did not turn out the way they wanted. Hashem is in charge!!!

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