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Queen Elizabeth II: Longest reigning monarch of UK dies, confirms Buckingham Palace

09:27 PM | 8 Sep, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II: Longest reigning monarch of UK dies, confirms Buckingham Palace
Source: Buckingham Palace (Instagram)

Britain's longest-reigning sovereign Queen Elizabeth has died aged 96, the Buckingham Palace has announced.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said, the Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.

The United Kingdom will now enter a period of national mourning, as tributes started to pour in from around the world, hailing the unwavering commitments of the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York.

Charles will become the new monarch of Britain and the head of state of 14 other realms.

Queen was earlier placed under medical supervision at her residence in Scotland after doctors expressed concern “for Her Majesty’s health.”

Family members rushed to be by the side of Queen Elizabeth after doctors said they were concerned about the health of Britain's 96-year-old monarch on Thursday. Prince Charles, Camilla, Prince William and other senior royals are heading to Balmoral.

An official statement from Buckingham Palace said, "Doctors are concerned for Her Majesty's health." 

"Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen's doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral," according to the statement.

Liz Truss, who has become the UK's 56th prime minister after being appointed by the Queen at Balmoral Castle, also tweeted her concerns.

"The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime. My thoughts - and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom - are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time."

The statement from Buckingham Palace is significant because it is a contrast to the last couple of months, when Buckingham Palace said as little as possible.

"There will be concern throughout the world, in every country that has dealings with the UK or has had a visit by the Queen, she is an international figure, she’s been on the throne for 70 years - that is a long time so I think there will be global concern," it said.

Earlier, Queen Elizabeth sparked widespread concern and panic as pictures of bruised hands went viral. The picture in question is from Queen Elizabeth’s meeting with the new UK Prime Minister Liz Truss, in Balmoral Castle.

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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