© Reuters. Melina Yanez of New York lays a set of flowers close to the British Consulate Basic, after Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven many years, has died aged 96, in New York, U.S., September 8, 2022. REUTERS/Amr
LONDON (Reuters) -As world leaders paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth on her demise aged 96 on Thursday, extraordinary folks in Britain and across the globe paid their very own respects to a lady who had been the face of her nation for greater than 70 years.
On a wet London evening, hundreds gathered outdoors Buckingham Palace, in central London, some laying floral tributes outdoors the black iron gates. There have been comparable scenes outdoors the queen’s Windsor Fort dwelling. Black cabs lined up outdoors the palace to pay homage to the Queen.
Portraits of Elizabeth have been posted on billboard screens in central London’s Piccadilly Circus and the town’s Canary Wharf monetary district, and likewise throughout the Atlantic in New York’s Instances Sq.. Flowers have been laid outdoors the British Consulate Basic in New York.
At Tea & Sympathy, a restaurant promoting traditional British favourites in New York, folks got here for a cup of tea as a method of paying their respects.
“It is like your mother died, as a result of we have grown up together with her, and her household,” stated Tea & Sympathy proprietor Nicky Perry. “I’ve had so many individuals flip up right here as we speak in floods of tears. Males. Individuals.”
In Washington, the U.S. flag was lowered to half employees to mark the passing of a monarch whose legacy President Biden stated “will loom giant within the pages of British historical past, and within the story of our world”.
Her demise was additionally marked in European cities.
In Berlin, flowers and candles have been laid outdoors the British Embassy, whereas in Venice “God Save the Queen”, the British nationwide anthem, was performed outdoors the Italian metropolis’s Pageant Buildings.
In Paris, the Eiffel Tower went darkish on the stroke of midnight in a tribute to the Queen.