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Britain's longest-reigning monarch in history has died at the age of 96


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Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
Los Angeles correspondentLos Angeles
September 8, 2022
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From rainbows appearing over royal residences to the laying of flowers outside Buckingham Palace, the British nation has been paying tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Britain's longest-reigning monarch in history and head of state for 70 years, has died at the age of 96. Her Majesty passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle. Her loved ones, including Prince Charles and grandson Prince William, had travelled to Scotland to be by her side.

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Following the news from Buckingham Palace, the wrought iron gates at the central London venue have been brightened by dozens of colourful bouquets laid by mourners.

Several left notes, including one reading: “We had you for longer than we deserved you."

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Hundreds of people also streamed down the pavements winding through nearby Green Park on their way to pay tribute at the royal residence.

Scroll down for the emotional tributes being paid...

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Black cabs paid tribute by lining the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace

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A young girl places a bouquet of flowers at Holyroodhouse in Scotland

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The big screens in Piccadilly Circus honoured the Queen

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A rainbow appears over Buckingham Palace

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Rainbows also appeared in Windsor

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Royal fans were emotional outside the Palace

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Crowds gathered as the skies darkened after the news

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Fans were pictured outside Windsor Castle

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Flowers adorn the wrought iron gates of the Palace

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Digital advertising space on bus stops are taken over by the announcement

The White House lowers its flag

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