England Mourns the Death of Queen Elizabeth


Maura Dulude, Herald Writer

Queen Elizabeth has died at 96 years old after serving 70 years as queen of England. She was born in 1926, and became queen when her father died at 25. This marked the beginning of her monumental reign atop England’s government. 

After her death, son Prince Charles will become the King of England. The queen helped stabilize and modernize England through social change. To honor her death, the BBC played “God, Save the Queen” over a portrait of her when her death was announced. Additionally, the country lowered their flag to half staff.

Queen Elizabeth accomplished so much during her reign as queen. She visited many places such as China and became the first British monarch to visit the Chinese mainland. The queen has been involved in many scandals through her lifetime as well. For example, she was put in the national spotlight over her response to Princess Diana’s death in 1997. 

Another issue that the queen had to contend with was being involved with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. This event was important because it symbolized the modernization of the monarchy. It is classified as a scandal because of Meghan’s “reputation” of being a divorced, biracial, American actress. Many fans did not expect this relationship, though tensions rose when Harry stepped down from his royal role to live a more simple life with Meghan in the United States. 

In April 2021, Queen Elizabeth’s beloved husband Prince Philip passed away at age 99. The couple has the longest British monarchy love story, which dates all the way back to before World War II. They got married in 1947, and were extremely devoted to one another. Queen Elizabeth and her husband will continue to be mourned around the world, and their legacy will carry on through their children.


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