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    Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace announces

    The Queen is under medical observation at Balmoral, with Prince Charles and other senior royals by her side – live updates | The Queen | The Guardian

    The Queen, who is 96 years old, has been put under medical supervision after doctors became concerned about her health.
    In a statement Buckingham Palace said: “Following further evaluation this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”
    All her four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, are either with her or making their way to Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
    The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince William are all travelling to Balmoral to be with her. The Duchess of Cambridge has remained in Windsor as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are in school.
    Harry and Meghan, who were coincidentally in the UK for a number of engagements, are also travelling to Balmoral.
    Expressions of concern have been flooding in. The prime minister, Liz Truss, said: “The whole country will be deeply concerned.” The archbishop of Canterbury said his “prayers and the prayers of the people across the Church of England and the nation” were with Her Majesty.
    Concerns about the Queen’s health emerged in October when she cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland. Her mobility has prevented her attended some events this year and she continues to use a walking stick.
    Although she met Boris Johnson and Liz Truss on Tuesday, they travelled to Balmoral in a break with the tradition of meeting outgoing and incoming prime ministers at Buckingham Palace.
    She also pulled out of an online meeting of the privy council on Wednesday after being advised by doctors to rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Concerns about the Queen’s health emerged in October when she cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland
    think this only reflected her absolute sanity.

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    BBC have cancelled all programming and switched to live updates. Theyre talking like they're just waiting for confirmation rather than anything else.

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    ^I've just seen a Washington Post vid on YT about operation London Bridge. The BBC clip on YT was also very somber...

    God save the Queen. (She isn't my queen but she's the first royal person that I knew of.)

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    It looks like the whole family is now in Balmoral.

    It seems Operation London Bridge will start soon.

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    I've always had a great affection for Elizabeth. I'll miss her a great deal. God save the Queen. Charles will do a fine job.

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    Over and out R.I.P

    King Charles 111 arrives

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    The Queen has passed, long live the King. It's a dark day today.

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    Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace announces

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    Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.


    Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.

    The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.

    With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.

    In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

    "The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

    All the Queen's children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision.

    Her grandson, Prince William, is also there, with his brother, Prince Harry, on his way.

    Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace announces - BBC News
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    A very sad day. My mom (Elizabeth), just called me crying. Rest in peace.. My deepest condolences to her family! She really did love Canada though and Canada loved her even as the importance of the British Monarchy has declined over the years.

    The death of Queen Elizabeth: Canada became less British during her reign

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    Charles will do a fine job.
    What on earth gives you that idea?

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    Some great photos here.

    Queen Elizabeth II dead: Best pictures of Her Majesty over her reign | Metro News



    The hat she is wearing for Charles’ investiture looks like the model for the Dumb and Dumber Mutts Cutts van.

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    How very sad. Long live the King.

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    This is going to flood the news for ages ffs.

    I always thought Charles would just hand it straight to William. Be as well.

    To be honest they should just take this opportunity to abolish the monarchy once and for all. They are an absolute embarrassment.

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    Looks like all sport is cancelled this weekend.

    And I was using the Aberdeen v the rangers early kickoff as an excuse to get out of going to the Hash Run.

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    So now there'll be a big expensive funeral followed by a big expensive coronation.

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    Followed by a big expensive funeral followed by a big expensive coronation.

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    Currency:

    Royal Mint has always issued currency depicting the reigning monarch for more than 1,100 years and Queen Elizabeth was no different – with her portraits gracing coins in Britain and throughout the Commonwealth since she took the throne. New coins had been designed in her honor about once a decade.

    Now with King Charles III taking over the throne, the British currency will see major changes. It can be assumed that any newly minted coins with King Charles III will have a photo of him on the left side of the notes and coins. That's because Queen Elizabeth was always depicted facing toward the right, so Charles will face left. The changing direction is a tradition that has lasted for more than 300 years, according to the Royal Mint Museum, where each king or queen faces in the opposite direction as their predecessor.

    The Queen's father – and King Charles III's grandfather – George VI faced left on his coins.


    Queen Elizabeth II was also the first monarch to be featured on banknotes from the Bank of England, when, in 1956, the U.K. Treasury granted permission for her portrait to be used.


    National anthem:


    'God saves the Queen' national anthem could now get changed. The national anthem has been the song of the land in Britain for 70 years. The national anthem was around long before Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952.

    Before that, the song was "God Save the King." It was first performed in honor of then-Prince Charles Edward Stuart after he defeated King George II's army, according to the royal family.


    The words used in the song today are the same as those sung at that time, but with "Queen" and she/her pronouns used where needed. The first verse of the song will now be recited as, "God save our gracious King! Long live our noble King! God save the King! Send him victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us, God save the King."


    Flags:


    King Charles III could also get a new personal flag, which the queen did in 1960. Elizabeth's was a gold "E" with the royal crown on a blue background, surrounded by roses. Charles currently has a personal flag exclusively for use in Wales.

    Postal system symbols:


    Queen Elizabeth's head appears on all of the UK's postage stamps and her cypher. They show the queen wearing the Diamond Diadem, a crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV that has since been worn by every queen and queen consort since Queen Adelaide.

    Several iterations of the Queen's portrait have been displayed on British stamps ever since.


    The most recent stamps were issued in February for the queen's Platinum Jubilee. The stamp showed eight different photographs of Her Majesty throughout her reign.


    It's expected that new stamps will be printed depicting King Charles III.

    https://www.livemint.com/news/world/queen-elizabeth-s-death-from-national-anthem-to-currency-changes-uk-can-expect-11662681165082.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    What on earth gives you that idea?
    He probably had the longest apprenticeship in the history of apprenticeships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    To be honest they should just take this opportunity to abolish the monarchy once and for all.
    Indeed.


    Quote Originally Posted by dirk diggler View Post
    I always thought Charles would just hand it straight to William. Be as well.
    The lads about 40, 3 young kids, busy raising a family that he can barely take outside as it is, imagine having that shit cast onto you... Here you go son, you're now the king of England to boot. Enjoy your family not being able to sneeze for the rest of your life.




    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    So now there'll be a big expensive funeral followed by a big expensive coronation.
    In times where millions of families are in heat or eat lifestyles. Put her in a box with some flowers and start selling off the castles and land.

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    I wonder why they don't mention what she was doing?

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