APTOPIX Britain Queen Elizabeth II

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II looks up and waves to members of staff of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office as she ends an official visit which is part of her Jubilee celebrations in London. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a symbol of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died on Thursday, Sept, 8, 2022. She was 96.

Queen Elizabeth ll died Thursday morning at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96, according to the Associated Press.

According to the AP, the queen had held the throne since February 6, 1952 serving as Britain's longest reigning monarch.

Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth's son, will take over as king, and will be called King Charles lll, according to the AP

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