The death of Queen Elizabeth II is being mourned in the United Kingdom and around the world. The country’s longest-reigning king died on Thursday at the age of 96.
Large crowds are expected to gather outside Buckingham Palace in central London, as tributes stream in from all around the country and the world. Fears grew as the royal family flew to Scotland to be by the queen’s side after Buckingham Palace announced she had been placed under medical monitoring.
Few Britons have known another queen, so the end of Elizabeth’s reign after more than 70 years will plunge the royal family — and Britain — into days of mourning and an unpredictable new period.