Queen Elizabeth II dies at age 96 in Scotland

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Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom died at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday.

The monarch’s eldest son and heir, Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla are at the castle, alongside the queen.

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The Queen’s children – Princes Andrew and Edward – as well as the monarch’s grandson Prince William have arrived in Scotland. Princes William and Harry and their wife Meghan Markle also travel to the site.

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Doctors expressed concern for Queen Elizabeth II’s health on Thursday, saying the 96-year-old British monarch should remain under medical supervision.

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Britain’s longest-reigning sovereign had been suffering from “episodic mobility problems” since late last year, according to Buckingham Palace.

“Following further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remain under medical supervision,” the palace said in an earlier statement. “The queen remains comfortable and in Balmoral,” he adds.

Last October, Elizabeth spent a night in the hospital and has been forced to scale back her public engagements ever since. On Wednesday, she canceled a virtual meeting with senior ministers after being advised to rest by her doctors.

The day before, she had been photographed naming Liz Truss as the country’s new prime minister at Balmoral, the 15th prime minister of her record-breaking reign. A palace source said immediate family members had been informed and played down speculation that the monarch suffered a fall.

Elizabeth has been queen of Great Britain and more than a dozen other countries since 1952, including Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and earlier this year marked her 70th year on the throne with four days of national celebrations in June.

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(published by Tiago Tortella, from CNN )

Source: CNN Brasil

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