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U.K. mourns Queen Elizabeth’s death   Discussions

Started 9-Sep by Ø¿æÜ (Wunderlost); 535 views.

Britain’s new king prepared to meet with the prime minister Friday and address a nation mourning Queen Elizabeth II, the only British monarch most of the world had known and a force of stability in a volatile age.


The country began a 10-day mourning period Friday, with bells tolling around Britain and 96-gun salutes planned in London – one for each year of the queen’s long life. People around the globe gathered at British embassies to pay homage to the queen, who died Thursday in Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Charles to give 1st speech as king as U.K. mourns Queen Elizabeth’s death


By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless and Sylvia Hui 

The Associated Press  Updated September 9, 2022 9:07 am

https://globalnews.ca/news/9116862/king-charles-address-queen-elizabeth-death/

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A view of Buckingham Palace after the death of Queen Elizabeth

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https://youtu.be/_iKhuSnyaWk
Live from outside Buckingham Palace after the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday.

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The Queen's sense of humour remembered: from off-mic quips to tea with Paddington

Sep 8, 2022 Guardian News
https://youtu.be/A-mO7rbYtgk

As well as being Britain's longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II was widely known for her sense of humour. From joking with world leaders to sketches with Daniel Craig and Paddington Bear, the Guardian looks back at her most memorable funny moments

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Guard101

From: Guard101

9-Sep

The face of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Sept. 8, is arguably one of the most recognized in the world. As the head of the Commonwealth, her profile image is currently prominently featured on the coins and banknotes not just of the U.K. but also at least 20 other countries around the world. Currently, all 29 billion coins and 4.7 billion banknotes in circulation in the U.K. feature the Queen’s portrait.

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AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

9-Sep

Certainly, Queen Elizabeth had a funny bone!

AuntBetsie

From: AuntBetsie

9-Sep


Queen Elizabeth had funny side, too

The Queen showed us all that nobody’s too important to use self-deprecating humor. Here’s my favorite story from my years in Congress.

In May of 2007, President Bush welcomed Queen Elizabeth II to the White House and, while speaking on the South Lawn, made a verbal gaffe that added 200 years to her age. “You dined with 10 U.S. presidents. You helped our nation celebrate its bicentennial in 1776 ... in 1976.” He paused, winked at the queen, and then turned to the audience and said, “She gave me a look that only a mother could give a child.”

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Orlando Sentinel Sep 09, 2022 at 4:22 pm

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BarthaS

From: BarthaS

9-Sep

The funny side had to be a gift, since she was holding such a globally outgoing task, seen by millions of people every day!  

Will they be planning an auction for her numerous hat collection? 

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drl0lip0p

From: drl0lip0p

13-Sep

The Queen is dead, long live he King!!

RozaLux

From: RozaLux

18-Sep

RIP  pray

I have seen the long and well choreographed parade… only men were allows to march, isn't that odd? 

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