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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, dies aged 96
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LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history and an icon instantly recognisable to billions of people around the world, died today. She was 96.

Buckingham Palace announced her death in a short statement, triggering 10 days of national mourning and an outpouring of tributes to her long life and record-breaking reign.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement at 6.30pm (1.30am Malaysia time).

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.” 

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