Queen Elizabeth II is dead.
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She passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96,
according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
She was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and held the throne for 70 years.
Queen Elizabeth II has been sitting on the royal throne since 1952
and she is the longest reign of any monarch in British history.
Over her course of life she has seen over a dozen UK Prime Ministers,
nearly 20 Summer Olympics and over half a dozen Pope’s.
The Queen is the cornerstone to the Commonwealth, a patron to almost 600 organizations
and charities and plays a pivotal role in the UK as alliance with many countries.
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