British press pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

STORY: The 96-year-old's reign as the head of state of Britain and 14 other Commonwealth nations lasted for over 70 years.

For most of her subjects, she is the only monarch they have ever known.

Taking her place on the throne will be her eldest son, who takes the title King Charles III.

The royal family has experienced a mixed relationship with the British press in the latter decades of the queen's reign, but the UK's newspapers appeared united in reflecting the sombre mood of the nation following her passing.