Queen Elizabeth II was the the longest-reigning monarch in British history. She has died at the age of 96 in Balmoral on the 8th September. She reigned for 70 years. The world´s politicians expressed their condolences. "Few have shaped global history like Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her unbreakable commitment to duty and service was an example to all", reacted the President of the EP Roberta Metsola. The funeral of the Queen took place on Monday 19 September in Westminster Abbey with many world leaders participating.