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Prince George City Hall flags lowered in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96
Queen Elizabeth II greeting people while on a visit to Prince George.

The flags at City Hall and other civic facilities have been lowered to half-mast in recognition of the death of Queen Elizabeth.

She visited the City of Prince George in 1994 for the grand opening of the University of Northern British Columbia in 1994.

Elizabeth II became one of the world’s most famous women at the age of 25, when her father’s death in 1952 made her England’s sixth ruling queen and longest-reigning monarch.

Elizabeth died Thursday at the age of 96. 

Buckingham Palace announced hours earlier that the Queen had been placed under medical supervision because doctors were concerned for her health.

Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, along with his wife, Camilla, and sister, Princess Anne, were with the Queen at Balmoral Castle, her summer residence in Scotland. Other members of the royal family, including Charles' sons, Princes William and Harry, were said to be en route.

- with files from the Canadian Press