Irshadgul News report,
Ever since the death of our beloved Emperor was announced, it has been a volatile time. The Queen’s passing was a shock to many, even if you have never met her in person. Many people were in tears after hearing the news. On the other end of the spectrum, some were left out for fear of the amount of Royal coverage that would occupy TV for the foreseeable future. How would they handle this without going a little crazy?
The country officially went into ten days of mourning. Although daily life was to continue for most of the day, with constant updates on TV and radio, the mourning period was almost impossible to ignore. BBC1 became the 24-hour royal news station. Many wondered why there is ten days of mourning. There were a lot of questions about the period of mourning, something that had not been experienced since the death of Princess Diana in 1997 and had not been for a reigning monarch in most people’s lifetimes.
The official events soon began. Accession of King Charles III. The Queen’s coffin is on its way from Balmoral to Edinburgh. Then travel to London. The queen lying in the kingdom. Vigils by the royal family. King visiting the four corners of Britain. Every day something used to happen.
It was almost fitting that the Queen passed on to Scotland. This allowed those living in Scotland to pay respects in their capital, rather than traveling to London to see the Queen. There were a large number of people in the streets and this shows that the Queen was held as high in Scotland as she is in England. It’s also a huge hole in Nicola Sturgeons’ plans for Indyref2. No wonder she looked so upset the whole time.
When the Queen arrived in London, you could almost feel the tension in the air. People were standing in queue to see him lying in the state. With queue times lasting twenty hours, it was truly an endurance test. It’s not pleasant to stand on the banks of the River Thames at midnight when you can’t feel your fingers. or toes. Or anything really!
But there was a sense of camaraderie, that you weren’t doing it alone. And there was always a chance that you might see a celebrity or two passing by! Those who did it were grateful to be able to pay their respects, although they suffered with stiff joints, painful backs and exhaustion as a result.
Many who didn’t queue for hours decided to leave the flowers or travel to London to see the wreath at Green Park. It was quite an incredible spectacle. They were then able to visit Buckingham Palace or stroll down the mall, while hoping to catch a glimpse of a passing Royal. London was like you have never seen before. There was a buzz in the air. There were also a large number of metal barriers, making it nearly impossible to get anywhere near where you really wanted to go.
Despite all this, many friendships were forged. People standing in line or at the mall were able to share their experience with strangers standing next to them. It gave people the opportunity to talk, bond and communicate with others, which is extremely unusual for London. There was a strange mix of emotions with the sadness of losing our Queen mixed with the celebration of our new King. There was really a sense of togetherness and being part of a historically significant time.
The funeral day itself was a day like no other. For one, there were hardly any souls on the streets. It was so incredibly quiet. People either decided to stop and watch the funeral, or realized that everywhere was closed so there was literally no point in going out. You could almost be forgiven for thinking that Center Parcs were closed for the day!
Either way, it was time to see and taste it all, take a breath and reflect on your mortality. A chance to slow down and think about our loved ones, family and friends, so that when the world returns to normal, we can make the most of our lives.
Whether you agree with the ten days of mourning or not, it has had an impact on all of us. No matter whether you took the time to think about your life or if you shared an experience with a stranger or interacted with a neighbor, there was an impact on each one of us that brought us closer. brought. Which is probably the answer to the question why we were all given this kind of mourning in the first place.