It was very sad hearing the announcement today that Queen Elizabeth II,
the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral aged 96.
Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers starting with Winston Churchill, born in 1874,
and including Liz Truss, born 101 years later in 1975.
She held weekly audiences with her prime minister throughout her reign.
At Buckingham Palace in London, crowds awaiting updates on the Queen’s condition began crying as they heard of her death.
The union flag on top of the palace was lowered to half-mast at 18:30 BST and an official notice announcing the death was posted outside.
A state funeral for the Queen is expected in the next two weeks.
A very special lady, she will be missed.
~ Jan ~