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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. Her father ascended the throne on the abdication of his brother King Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
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Black ties, sombre radio music and 'no comedy' - all the changes you'll notice on TV

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The Queen has died at the age of 96. Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Britain and across the nation her death has triggered a number of closures and cancellations.

This includes the cancellation of concerts, sporting events and other planned activities. Officials at Buckingham Palace pinned a notice to the gates as crowds gathered outside to mark her passing and the death of the nation’s longest-reigning monarch will be felt across the country as millions of people mourn Her Majesty's passing.

Across the UK we will notice multile changes to the normal routine as the country enters a ten day period of mourning.The detailed plans are codenamed Operation London Bridge and include radio playlists expected to stay 'calm' and 'inoffensive'.

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