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Queen Elizabeth live updates: Queen's children, grandsons follow coffin in processionBy Amanda Caroline • September 14, 2022 • 35
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II "died peacefully" on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Balmoral Castle, the British royal family's estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. She was 96.
Elizabeth was Britain's longest-reigning monarch. She ascended to the throne in 1952 and, in June, celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years as queen.
- Doors of Westminster Hall open to public
- Biden calls King Charles, offers condolences
- Queen’s children, grandsons walk behind coffin
- What to expect Wednesday
- Coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace
Doors of Westminster Hall open to public
The doors of Westminster Hall have now been opened to the public to allow people to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth as she lies in state.
Lines have been forming for the last 24 hours as Londoners hope to get the chance to walk by the queen's casket.
The last member of the royal family to lie in state at Westminster Hall was Queen Elizabeth’s mother, who died in 2002.
Biden calls King Charles, offers condolences
President Joe Biden spoke Wednesday with King Charles III to offer his condolences, according to a statement from the White House.
Biden hopes "to continue a close relationship with the King," the statement said.
"The President recalled fondly the Queen’s kindness and hospitality, including when she hosted him and the First Lady at Windsor Castle last June,” the statement said. "He also conveyed the great admiration of the American people for the Queen, whose dignity and constancy deepened the enduring friendship and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom."
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