Is Queen Elizabeth dead? We heard these words on the last night of Thursday, 8th September 2022. Is this really true? Is Queen Elizabeth dead?
We sadly say, yes, it is true. Queen Elizabeth is dead.
Queen Elizabeth II served as Queen of the United Kingdom for 54 years, retiring on 6th February 1952. Unfortunately, she passed away on 8th September 2022. In her 70 years and 214 days of reign, she was the longest reigning monarch in British history.
The American public turned its attention to the old country on Thursday, 8th September 2022, when news of the sudden demise of Queen Elizabeth II broke. Television channels suddenly began programming, almost as if a US president had passed away. In New York, the United Nations and the US Open tennis tournament held moments of silence in her memory. On 14th January, they lowered the flags on official buildings in Washington to half-staff.
During a reign spanning seven decades, the Queen and her family elicited a great deal of fascination, affection, and even jealousy in a nation that had broken away from the throne almost 250 years previous.
Her first visit to Washington was to meet Harry Truman, the first US President she met before becoming Queen. Dwight Eisenhower was the first US commander-in-chief she met as head of state. Joe Biden was the last president to meet with the Queen, signing a book of condolences on Thursday at the British embassy in Washington.
It is important to not that biden expressed his deepest condolences to the Royal Family, who is mourning not only their beloved Queen, but also their dear mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers. As a symbol of British history, and of our world as a whole, her legacy will be long remembered.”
Moreover, aside from the official rituals of remembrance, smaller gestures were also made that were equally poignant. numerous people gathered at “Ye Olde King’s Head” in Santa Monica, California, to purchase memorabilia and remember the Queen.