World Mourns Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Bastion of Stability

The 96-year-old monarch passed away quietly at Balmoral Castle

her estate in the Scottish Highlands, according to Buckingham Palace

 King Charles III, her son, succeeded as the next monarch of Britain.

The longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II

The death of Queen Elizabeth comes at a time of great uncertainty for Britain.

Following the announcement of the queen's passing on Thursday, crowds gathered in front of Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday at her summer residence in Scotland

ending her seven-decade reign as the only monarch that the majority of Britons had ever known.

Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96; Was Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch