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Charles and Camilla are now King and Queen Consort following death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The couple will remain at Balmoral tonight before returning to London tomorrow.

Upon the death of the Queen, Charles was immediately crowned King of the UK, Commonwealth and Overseas Territories – something the 73-year-old has been prepared for for a long time as the longest-waiting heir apparent in the Royal Family’s history.

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An ‘Accession Council’, which consists of the group of advisors known as the Privy Council, will then convene at St James Palace in London.

This comes following the announcement that Her Majesty sadly died today at the age of 96 following an ongoing health battle.

The statement in full from Buckingham Palace following her tragic passing read: "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."

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had been on the throne for 70 years, having celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in June of this year, and was the longest-reigning ruler in history.

Fears for her health were sparked when the Palace issued a statement saying doctors were concerned for the monarch's health earlier today.

Senior royals gathered at Balmoral Palace, the Queen's Scottish residence in Aberdeenshire, to be in Balmoral during the late Queen's final moments.

The Queen’s funeral is set to be a state funeral, a rare honour bestowed mostly upon the sovereign.

The only monarch not to be given a state funeral in the last 295 years was Edward VIII, who abdicated.

The last state funeral in the UK was Churchill’s in 1965, while the most recent for a Royal was for the Queen’s father, George VI, in 1952.

While on the throne Her Majesty ushered in 15 Prime Ministers, including Liz Truss as recently as Tuesday (September 6).

She leaves behind four children, including the new King, eight grandchildren and 12 grandchildren.

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