Queen Elizabeth II Dies at 96 After 70 Years on the Throne

LONDON—Queen Elizabeth II, who outlined the monarchy for generations of Britons, died on Thursday, plunging the U.Ok. into mourning and giving the nation its first new monarch in 70 years, her son King Charles III.

Buckingham Palace mentioned the 96-year-old monarch—who ascended the throne when Winston Churchill was prime minister and the nation was recovering from World Conflict II—died at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland.