Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change

King Charles entered Buckingham Palace for the first time as a monarch

96 rounds were fired in a royal cannon salute from the Tower of London and Hyde Park in the nation's capital

The Queen's body will be moved from Balmoral Castle to Edinburgh, and then to London.

Operation Unicorn is the name given to the removal of the Queen's body from her private residence.

She will lie in state for several days in Parliament's Westminster Hall, where the public will be able to pay their respects.

The period of national mourning will end the day after the Queen's funeral.

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