Last Friday, a ceremonial bell at Windsor Castle tolled 96 times, once for each year of Queen Elizabeth II's life, who passed away last week at 96. Queen Elizabeth II was the world's longest-serving monarch. The Queen was a beloved symbol of stability, kindness, and humble strength during her 70 years of rule, not only for the United Kingdom, but the entire world. Over Britain's period of national mourning, citizens of the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world as a whole will have an opportunity to reflect on the Queen's seven decades of service and duty, as well as her remarkable, quiet influence both culturally and politically. Although King Charles III assumed the monarchy of the United Kingdom the moment Queen Elizabeth died, the Accession Council formally proclaimed him the new sovereign on Saturday.