Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-2022

As we go to print, Britain is preparing for the funeral of its longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96.

Having celebrated the 70th anniversary of her reign this year, the Queen is succeeded by her son, King Charles III.

Elizabeth II’s last formal engagement was the swearing in of Prime Minister Liz Truss MP on 6 September, the 15th Prime Minister she has sworn in, the first of whom was Winston Churchill.

Having died at her Balmoral home in Scotland, the Queen’s coffin travelled to the Palace of Westminster to lie in state from 14 September until 19 September, the day of her funeral.

On Monday 12 September, the Northern Ireland Assembly was recalled so that MLAs could pay tribute to the monarch.

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