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Rosaleen Fenton

Final pic of The Queen as she dies at Balmoral Castle, aged 96, surrounded by family

This is the final photo of The Queen taken at her home in Balmoral as she welcomed new Prime Minister Liz Truss.

The picture was taken on September 6, as she received Boris Johnson at Balmoral Castle as he left office before greeting Liz Truss and asking her to form a government and become Prime Minister. It marked the first time the first time the 96-year-old monarch carried out the key duty at her retreat in Aberdeenshire, rather than at Buckingham Palace, due to her ongoing mobility issues.

Buckingham Palace announced the Monarch's death this evening (September 8).

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Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace has announced (Andrew Milligan/POOL/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

The Prince of Wales is now King, having acceded to the throne immediately on the death of his mother.

In a statement, the Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Britain will now enter a period of national mourning, as tributes flood in from around the globe, hailing the Queen’s unwavering commitment to serving her country and the Commonwealth.

The Queen is now expected to lie in state in a few days’ time, with her funeral held in Westminster Abbey in central London in around 10 days.

On September 7, The Queen postponed her Privy Council meeting after being advised by royal doctors to rest.

The future king, the Prince of Wales, and second in line to the throne, the Duke of Cambridge, rushed to the Queen’s Scottish Highlands home.

Her other children – the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex – were also present, joined by the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Countess of Wessex.

The Duke of Sussex, despite his long-running troubles with the monarchy, also travelled to Scotland after cancelling plans to attend the WellChild Awards on Thursday evening on the last day of his mini European tour.

The Duchess of Cambridge remained in Windsor to take care of her and William’s children, who had their first full day at their new school on Thursday.

You can leave your tributes to Queen Elizabeth II here

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