This post on a breaking news event will be constantly updated.
2:05 PM EDT
After a quick tweet and delete due to a typo from the official royal family account wherein Charles was referred to as “His Majesty His King” rather than “His Majesty The King,” the new sovereign speaks.
1:53 PM EDT
Charles is King. Good luck!
1:33 PM EDT
The Queen has died. Read Gawker’s obituary of Her Maj here.
1:19 PM EDT
Royal expert Ingrid Seward told the BBC (via the Post) that the decision to not hospitalize the Queen “speaks volumes” about her current state.
1:12 PM EDT
Republican Senator Mitch McConnell led a vigil for the Queen on the Senate floor, reports the Daily Mail.
“The queen is an exemplar of steady leadership and a beloved figure around the world,' McConnell said. “She has been a historic friend of the US. The decades of her reign have seen a profound deepening of the special relationship between our two countries that has literally changed the world.”
1:03 PM EDT
According to a Sky News broadcast, Prince Harry has still not made it to Balmoral Castle.
12:55 PM EDT
Parliamentary staffers are reportedly rushing out to by black ties in advance of the royal family’s announcement according to a tweet by Telegraph correspondent Camilla Turner.
According to Insider, BBC broadcasters have been wearing black, but “representatives wouldn't comment on whether the outfit changes were tied to the Queen's health.”
12:33 PM EDT
According to a tweet from Politico reporter Ana Fota (via CNN), the royal family is descending on Balmoral to “make an announcement.”
12:25 PM EDT
BBC confirmed that one of the Range Rovers entering the Castle gate was driven by Prince William and carrying Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie. Prince Charles and Camilla arrived at Balmoral earlier via helicopter.
12:12 PM EDT
12:05 PM EDT
It stopped raining.
12:04 PM EDT
The Magickal Mrs. Markle has not, according to Page Six, been invited to bring her healing amulets to the Queen’s bedside at Balmoral. Prince Harry will be traveling to the castle alone.
11:31 AM EDT
In the last twenty minutes, a food service truck, a horse trailer, and a florist bearing the name The Secret Garden, hailing from in nearby Aboyne, have entered the castle grounds, along with other vehicles. One secret last bedside rendezvous with the stallions?