Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II smiling

Queen Elizabeth II visits a school in Merthyr, Wales, in 2012Credit: Chris Jackson/Getty

Nature joins with many in the United Kingdom, in the Commonwealth and around the world in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was a constant figure in public life, and the life of science, for more than 70 years. We send our condolences to the royal family and all those affected by her death.