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Condolences Pour in for Queen Elizabeth

Condolence messages have been pouring in for the Queen of England after her death was announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

The Queen passed away “peacefully” at the age of 96 years, after 70 years on the throne, being the longest reigning monarch in British history.

She was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, in Mayfair, London, on 21 April 1926.

She ascended the throne in 1952 at the age of 25, when her father, King George VI, died.

Her reign spanned 15 Prime Ministers.

During a radio address in 1947, she was quoted to have said: "I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

Reacting to the death of the Queen, The White House Press Secretary, Marine Jean-Pierre said: "Our hearts and our thoughts go to the family members of the Queen, goes to the people of United Kingdom.

I don't want to get ahead of what the President is going to say," Jean-Pierre said at the end of a White House press briefing.

The Premier League has also sent its condolence message on the death of her Majesty.

London football club, Tottenham Hotspur has also joined in mourning her death.

Newcastle United FC, Arsenal, and Chelsea have also sent their condolences to the United Kingdom.

Government officials and notable leaders of various countries have been sending their condolence messages on the passing of the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth was Head of the Commonwealth, Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces, and the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

She was also patron of more than 600 charities and organisations.

The Queen got married to her wartime sweetheart Prince Philip at Westminster Abbey. In 2017 the couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, the only royal couple to ever reach their platinum anniversary.

On her death, the Queen's eldest son and heir, Charles, the former Prince of Wales, has become the new Monarch of the United Kingdom.

A number of titles that she held will now automatically pass to her son and heir.

In a statement signed by the new Monarch, he said the family is saddened by the death of the Queen.

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