No matter what you think or feel towards the Monarchy, its a sad time for the UK with the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Yesterday after Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen was under medical supervision – I wrote the post about what would happen should she pass. I did not anticipate that she was actually dying but when they put the Union Jack at half mast – the UK knew she had passed on.
I am not a big fan of the royal family and what it stands for as a black person but as a woman, I have to give respect where respect is due. Her Majesty was a woman, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother to her family but she was also the Matriarch of the United Kingdom and all its *insert side eye* Territories.
Lizzy, was the longest reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom, second longest reign of a monarch in the world. When she departed this plane of existence, Prince Charles, her eldest son immediately became King Charles III with Camilla, his wife becoming Queen Consort – as requested by the Queen earlier this year before her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
King Charles III (that’s going to take some getting used to) has let his wish be known that there will be a period of royal mourning until 7 days after the funeral of the Queen. The details of the Queens funeral has not been announced yet, but it is expected to be on Monday 19th September 2022 which will be a National Holiday.
So much is going to change in England over the course of the next few weeks – we just got a new Prime minster; Liz Truss, the Queen just passed and now we have a King. Our money is going to change from having the Queen’s portrait on it to Charles’, the National Anthem will change from God Save the Queen and so much more of the like.
As England navigates the new changes, I am just going to sit back and observe.
Rest well Lizzy, you served the country and beared the weight of that heavy ass crown and made it look slightly easy. Hope you and Phillip enjoy eternity together.
Back to the matter at hand – Chris Kaba, 24, was SHOT and KILLED by a police office on Monday 5th September 2022 in South London for no reason. This needs more attention than the fact that Lizzy lived a full life to the grand old age of 96.
Love and Hugs,