Royal family and Britain in mourning
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, died on 9 April 2021. Even the queen is gone now. The Queen has four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Andrew and Edward, with whom she has eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. While Prince William has become the heir to the British throne at the age of 40. His father Prince Charles is now King.
The royal family will now officially be in mourning. For now, all official events have been canceled and the Union Jack will be flown at half mast in royal palaces and homes. In addition, flags will fly at all outposts and military bases in Britain.
British Prime Minister Liz Truss has also expressed concern over this news. He tweeted and wrote – The whole country will be worried about the news of Birmingham Palace. My thoughts and those of the people of our United Kingdom are with Her Majesty’s family at this time.
PM Modi expressed grief, said – My condolences are with the people of Britain
PM Modi has expressed grief over the demise of Elizabeth II. He said that his death has caused a lot of shock. Elizabeth II will be remembered as one of the greatest rulers of our time. He gave inspirational leadership to his nation and people. Also, people should learn dignity and decency in public life. My condolences go out to his family and the people of Britain at this time of grief.
PM Modi said, “I met Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to the UK in 2015 and 2018. I will never forget her warm and kind nature. During a meeting she showed me a handkerchief, which Mahatma Gandhi had gifted to the Queen at her wedding.”
Buckingham Palace’s changing of the guard ceremony cancelled
The Changing of the Guard at London’s Buckingham Palace was cancelled. During the ceremony a board was placed at the exact spot where pilgrims gather.
Before this, the Queen had also canceled the virtual meeting of the Privy Council i.e. the secret information related cabinet.
Queen Elizabeth became Queen of Great Britain on 2 June 1953. When Elizabeth became Queen, not only the world but also Britain started questioning the monarchy. But Queen Elizabeth maintained the prestige and influence of the royal family despite all opposition.
During Queen Elizabeth’s nearly 70-year reign, not only Britain but the entire world changed a lot. Meanwhile, Britain faced not only economic challenges but also a political crisis.
In times of ups and downs, the Queen of Britain has been a symbol of faith for the people of her country.