Queen Elizabeth II died at age 96 on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

She was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, a major world figure through wars, significant social change, global health crises and more.

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The queen, then Princess Elizabeth, met with Truman in 1951 during her first visit to Washington. She would become queen the following year.

Here's a timeline of updates from the palace and members of the royal family leading up to the queen's death.

"The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," the palace tweeted.

Here's a timeline of updates from the palace and members of the royal family leading up to the queen's death.

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