LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II died Thursday, while under medical supervision at her estate in Scotland.
Her doctors had grown more concerned for her health over the last few days.
Elizabeth II ruled for more than 70 years, making her the longest-ruling monarch in the history of Britain.
With the death of her majesty, her son Charles automatically becomes the ruling monarch, although it is not clear when a coronation might take place. It is also not clear whether he will be called King Charles, III.
The Royal Family Tweeted that she died peacefully.
“Queen Elizabeth was an amazing woman and loyal ally to the US. Praying for the Royal Family,” Tweeted Rep. Jim Banks, of Indiana.
Former Indiana governor and vice president Mike Pence said on Twitter that he was also praying for the Royal Family and the people of the UK.
“@KarenPence and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth’s incredible life of service and devotion to country as the longest serving Monarch in British history will be celebrated for generations to come,” he Tweeted.
Senator Todd Young called her a “towering figure”.
“The special relationship between our nations was preserved for decades in large part through the Queen’s friendship and leadership,” he said on Twitter.
Her majesty’s leadership was respected by both Republicans and Democrats. Congressman Andre Carson Tweeted, “With a legacy of staunch leadership that spanned decades of world leaders, Queen Elizabeth II left her mark on history. I send my sincerest sympathy and thoughts to our friends in the UK.”