Queen Elizabeth II's life in pictures
Updated 12:18 PM EDT, Fri October 21, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has died at the age of 96.
The Queen reigned for 70 years, celebrating her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year. She was 25 years old when she ascended to the throne in 1952.
Her long reign saw Britain transformed from a war-weary declining imperial power into a modern multi-cultural state that rarely looked to its monarch for leadership but still held her in high esteem. Her rule also weathered many storms, both public and personal, as the monarchy tried to keep pace with changing times.