Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Queen Elizabeth.
In the statement released this evening, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
“The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
His Majesty, the King has also released a statement following the death of this mother. It reads: “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
HM Queen Elizabeth has died, long live the King.
Everyone at the Dunoon Observer and the Isle of Bute News offer their condolences.