Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain
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Queen Elizabeth, Britain's , the nation's icon, and for seven decades, died peacefully on Thursday at the age of 96 at her residence in Scotland.
News of the queen's health worsening surfaced just after lunchtime on Thursday, when her physicians announced that she was under , leading her relatives to fly to Scotland to be by her side.
Thousands gathered outside Buckingham Palace in central London, and the flag was lowered at amid startled stillness. The mob raced to the gates as the notification announcing the death of the only king most Britons have ever known was fastened to the black iron gates.
After Elizabeth died, Charles inherited the throne of the United Kingdom and 14 other countries, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. He is scheduled to visit all of the United Kingdom's countries in the following days.
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