According to Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II had died. She was 96-year-old and reigned for 70 years, making her the longest-serving monarch in U.K. history. She was being observed by doctors at Balmoral Castle in Scotland when she passed. 

There has been no confirmed cause of death. However,  Her Majesty had contracted Covid-19 in February, and her health had been in steady decline since then. 

Heir to the throne, Prince Charles will now take over as King. 

And of course, the internet had plenty to say about her passing. If there's one thing the internet knows best, it's that it's never too soon to start creating memes.

As the world reacts to the news, here's what Buckingham Palace had to say.