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Profile of Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-serving monarch

Queen Elizabeth, Britain's figurehead for seven decades, died surrounded by her family at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday

Update : 09 Sep 2022, 10:59 AM

Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, died at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday.

News that the queen's health was deteriorating emerged shortly after midday on Thursday when her doctors said she was under medical supervision, prompting her family to rush to be by her side at her Scottish home, Balmoral.

The queen had been suffering from what Buckingham Palace has called "episodic mobility problems" since the end of last year, forcing her to withdraw from nearly all her public engagements.

Queen Elizabeth II, who was also the world's oldest and longest-serving head of state, came to the throne following the death of her father King George VI on February 6, 1952, when she was just 25.

Here is the profile of the late Queen:

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