Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96 The Queen passed away peacefully at her home in Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

By Emily Rella

entrepreneur daily
Kirsty O'Connor-WPA Pool/Getty Images
Kirsty O'Connor-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II, in full Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, has passed away at the age of 96.

The Royal Palace confirmed her death on Thursday afternoon in a statement.

"The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow," the palace said.

A double rainbow appeared over Buckingham Palace upon the Queen's passing. Samir Hussein/WireImage.

Reports had circulated about the Queen's declining health earlier in the morning when she was placed under watchful care.

"Following further evaluation this morning, The Queen's doctors are concerned for Her Majesty's health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision," Buckingham Palace said in a statement earlier in the day.

The Queen passed peacefully at her estate at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She was joined by her grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry, her daughter Princess Anne, as well as her sons, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, as well as the Countess of Wessex, Prince Edward's wife Sophie.

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Entrepreneur.com. Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Editor's Pick

Related Topics

Business News

He Built a Personal Finance App That Manages $8 Billion for Half a Million Customers. Here Is the CEO of M1's Hard-Earned Advice for Future Founders.

On this episode of "The CEO Series," M1 founder and CEO Brian Barnes shares how his passion for investing led to the creation of this powerful personal finance app.

Business Ideas

55 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024

We put together a list of the best, most profitable small business ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue in 2024.

Business Solutions

Save an Extra 20% on This AI-Powered Video Editing Tool

Give your video production a professional look with assistance from artificial intelligence.

Starting a Business

This Retiree's Leisurely Side Hustle Makes $66,000 a Year and, 'You Don't Even Need to Go to High School to Do It'

Barbara Hill wanted a flexible, part-time job that would transition well into retirement. Now she mentors younger people who are making over $200,000 a year. Here's her insider's guide to getting started.