What a day for the people of Britain and the world!
I was born in the United Kingdom 51 years ago and have always known the Queen to be the monarch of this country. My mother was only 4 years old when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned and she’s now 72! This goes for the great majority of people around the world. So when she passed away 10 days ago, it was the end of an era that has been felt by many; me included.
I’m not a Royalist, yet I have respect for a lady that has lived for such a long time, and devoted decades of service to the country.
I feel that many people need a figure head to look up to, and the Queen filled a void for them in this respect.
The funeral procession today, the pipers, the music and the organisation and emotion have been heartfelt and moving. I thought the way the Royal Navy pulled the gun carriage along was very emotional, and fulfilled a tradition which began with the funeral of Queen Victoria. The bagpipes playing as the Queen’s coffin continued along the route was very moving. It was sad and so well done.
Rest in Peace, Queen Elizabeth II