Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, became king with Queen Elizabeth’s death.
Elizabeth died Thursday afternoon, passing the crown on to her eldest son.
Heir Prince Charles and all the queen's children were either at the British monarch's bedside or en route to the castle in Scotland.
Buckingham Palace said the queen, who was 96, died peacefully at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands. Her son became Britain’s new monarch, King Charles III.
Clarence House confirmed on Thursday that Britain's new monarch will be known as King Charles III, following the death of Queen Elizabeth, PA Media reported on Thursday.
Queen Elizabeth, the longest-reigning monarch in Britain's history, died on Thursday aged 96, with her son Charles succeeding her as king.
Elizabeth II’s family rushed to her home in Scotland following a Buckingham Palace announcement about her declining health.
The British monarchy’s rules state that “a new sovereign succeeds to the throne as soon as his or her predecessor dies.”