Queen Elizabeth II died today at the age of 96. He was born in 1926, the year the first SLR film camera, the Ermanox Reflect, was brought to market and found himself in front of a camera of sorts. most of his life

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-reigning monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96 after a 70-year reign.

Her son King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a "moment of great sadness" for him and his family and that her loss would be "deeply felt" around the world.

Senior members of the royal family gathered at her Scottish estate on Thursday after concerns over her health grew.

Elizabeth's father became King George VI, and at age 10 Lilibet, as she was known in the family, became heir to the throne.

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.