LONDON — British Queen Elizabeth II’s condition had been deemed critical earlier in the day, but on Thursday, Buckingham Palace announced that she had passed away. She was 96.
The King and the Queen Consort, who are Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will stay at Balmoral Castle, the queen’s official house in Scotland, on Thursday night and will travel back to London on Friday, according to the palace.
The immediate family has been notified and has gone to Balmoral.
In a statement earlier in the day, Buckingham Palace stated that “Following additional assessment this morning, The Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have suggested she remain under medical monitoring.”
The queen’s grandson Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and her other three children Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward were also there.
The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, was on his way. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, his wife, isn’t going on the trip with him, but she might come to Scotland later, a spokesman said.
According to Kensington Palace, Princess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, has remained in Windsor while Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are attending their new school for the first time.