News of Queen's death breaks during WH briefing

STORY: The White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was discussing the Inflation Reduction Act when journalists interrupted to confirm the Queen's death.

Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday.

Elizabeth's eldest son Charles, 73, automatically becomes king of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. His wife Camilla becomes Queen Consort.