Buckingham Palace statement on death of Queen Elizabeth

Britain's Queen Elizabeth is dead

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth died aged 96 on Thursday.

Here is the full statement released by Buckingham Palace:

"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."

(Reporting by Michael Holden, editing by William James)