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At the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II passed away quietly on Thursday at the Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where she lived with her family.

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The long-reigning monarch is shown in a moving farewell portrait, standing next to a fireplace at Balmoral Castle, grinning and holding a walking stick.

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When she formally named Liz Truss as the new prime minister of Britain on Tuesday, two days before her passing, the photo was taken.

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Jane Barlow, a photographer, took the picture.

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The right honourable Elizabeth Truss MP was greeted in audience by the queen on Monday.

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and was asked to establish a new cabinet, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

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The Queen passed away quietly in Balmoral this afternoon, according to a sign on the entrance of Buckingham Palace that read on Thursday evening.

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Following his mother's passing on Thursday, Charles, 73, promptly ascended to the throne, and tributes flooded in from all around the world.

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