The Queen is dead

Long live The King

On September 8th Queen Elizabeth II died.

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.


This hit me harder than I thought. Maybe because it's close to my own mums death this year. I dunno.

Elizabeth is the only Queen I knew. She was 96, ruled for over 70 years. When we cleared the house in the UK, we found commemorative books of the Coronation, Jubilee's, etc. And while I wouldn't consider myself the most ardent of royalists, I'm in no way an abolitionist.

Knowing The Queen was there always gave me a sense of calm, strength, and order. Governments came & went, but the hierarchy remained. Maybe that's akin to what religious people feel. That subconscious fall back of someone "at the wheel".

Today Prince Charles was proclaimed King Charles III.