The world mourns as Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s monarch for the past 70 years dies at 96
By Guardian Exclusive
08 September 2022 | 7:59 pm
People around the world and in Britain are mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the U.K.'s longest-reigning monarch and one of the most enduring royal personalities the world has known. She died Thursday at the age of 96.
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