September 27, 2022

Folks lay flowers in tribute to late queen at Buckingham Palace and different royal websites throughout United Kingdom.

1000’s of individuals have gathered throughout the UK to pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, as her son Charles ascends to the throne amid a wave of world mourning.

Folks flocked to Buckingham Palace in London and different royal websites on Friday because the royal household was getting ready funeral providers for the UK’s longest-serving monarch.

Queen Elizabeth died “peacefully” on Thursday at age 96 after reigning as sovereign for greater than 70 years, Buckingham Palace stated. Regardless of her superior age, some expressed shock on the demise of the top of state.

“I feel there actually was that entire sense of, ‘Oh, we’ll have her eternally.’ And sadly, that’s not been the case,” a mourner advised Al Jazeera outdoors of Buckingham Palace. “And I feel we’ll actually miss her, want she may have carried on longer.”

Flowers laid to pay respect to Queen Elizabeth
Floral tributes to Queen Elizabeth II in entrance of the gates of Windsor Citadel, west of London, September 9 [AP Photo/Frank Augstein]

One other girl within the crowd recalled the queen’s assuring messages amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The influence of just some phrases from her sort of settled the nation in a manner that nothing else actually can,” she stated.

Reporting from London, Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons stated a “sense of permanence” got here with the late queen’s decades-long reign.

“She was referred to as the grandmother of the nation, however to the individuals right here, they suppose she was far more than that: within the good instances exuding appeal and enjoyable; within the dangerous instances, giving consolation and calm,” Simmons stated.

A person outdoors Buckingham Palace spoke of blended feelings amongst the mourners. “Everybody right here is reflecting the identical disappointment however on the identical time gratitude for her service to our nation and its individuals,” he advised Al Jazeera.

Folks had piled flowers and written tributes on the outer gates of Buckingham Palace. The group greeted Charles, who has taken the title King Charles IIIwhen he arrived on the palace within the UK capital earlier within the day.

Mourners additionally rallied to pay respect outdoors Windsor Citadel, west of London, and Balmoral within the Scottish Highlands, the place the queen died.

“It’s not as if it wasn’t anticipated nevertheless it’s a shock. It’s simply she was such a rock, wasn’t she, for thus lengthy actually,” Deborah O’Brien, who was visiting Balmoral from Norfolk, in japanese England, advised the Reuters information company.

Flowers outside Balmoral castle
Boy lays flowers at an entrance to Balmoral Citadel, following the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, September 9 [Phil Noble/Reuters]

Alice Hendry, a 48-year-old textile designer, was among the many crowd outdoors Windsor Citadel, the place a continuing stream of individuals got here to put flowers.

“What an superb woman,” Hendry advised Reuters. “She was working proper up till two days earlier than, swearing in a brand new prime minister. That’s fairly outstanding. You already know, when any person takes an oath to serve their nation and their sense of responsibility to final their entire life. I imply, what a shining instance of that.”

In the meantime, worldwide tributes continued to pour in for the British queen on Friday, and US President Joe Biden confirmed that he’ll attend her funeral. “I don’t know what the main points are but, however I’ll be going,” he stated.

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