Queen of the world? The final farewell of Elizabeth II
19 September 2022 | 8:28 pm
Queen Elizabeth's coffin was lowered into a vault at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, on Monday after a day of inimitable pageantry that drew world leaders to her funeral and huge crowds to the streets to say farewell to a revered monarch.
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We take a look at how the British papers are paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. We also look at some criticism of the monarchy that's been picked up in the foreign press, in addition to the many praise-filled tributes. Meanwhile, British cartoonists have been bidding farewell to the monarch. Finally, we find out how a double rainbow touched mourners at Buckingham Palace.
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Grief comes in many shapes and forms — especially when experienced collectively. People joining the crowds outside Buckingham Palace have a broad spectrum of views on Queen Elizabeth II and her legacy.
King Charles III is so far enjoying a "remarkable upsurge in public support" after his mother’s death, but it remains to be seen whether this will last. That's the view of Sean Lang, a senior lecturer in history at Anglia Ruskin University, who specialises in the history of the British Empire. He added that there may be a "snowball effect" if one or more countries decide to remove the British monarch as head of state, but that the Commonwealth itself has a bright future ahead.
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Security preparations and road diversions were underway in London on Wednesday ahead of a procession that will see Queen Elizabeth's coffin taken from Buckingham Palace to lie in state in parliament.
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