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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's Longest Reigning Monarch, Dies At 96

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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-serving monarch, has died at 96. She reigned for 70 years.

Her elder son, Charles, 73, has succeeded as king, according to centuries of protocol.

The royal family - King Charles, grandsons William and Harry and their families - have gathered at her Balmoral retreat in the Scottish highlands, where she spent her final days.

The UK observed the Queen's Platinum Jubilee to mark 70 years of service to the country with grand occasions in June.

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth evolved the longest-serving British monarch, overtaking her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. This year, she became the world's second longest reigning monarch.

As the UK celebrated her Platinum Jubilee milestone with royal parades, street parties and pageantry, the Queen thanked the country in a letter, stating that she had been "humbled and deeply touched".

"When it comes to how to mark 70 years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first," she wrote.