Thursday December 1, 2022

By GILDA PINEDA DIONELA KINGDOM ADVENTURE A TIME OF CELEBRATION AND SADNESS Three months had passed since I witnessed one of the grandest celebrations in the United Kingdom and the first in its history, the 70th Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign as a monarch. Days come and go. On September 8, 2022, the rain poured so hard I thought it was just one of London’s famous “raining cats and dogs” days, but it was not. The live broadcast of BBC news was interrupted to relay the message from Buckingham Palace that the doctors were concerned about Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II’s health. The Princess Royal, Anne, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, spent the last 24 hours next to her mother. Prince Charles, now His Majesty “King Charles”, and the rest of the Royal family members immediately went to Balmoral, the Queen’s private estate where she grew up. Her Majesty the Queen died at 3:10pm from old age. She had many notable achievements that brought inspiration not only to the United Kingdom, the Reals, and Commonwealth, but to the world itself. For me, that is what dignifies being royalty. The Queen made a heartfelt royal pledge at the age of 21 and fulfilled it the best she could until her last breath on that rainy day in September. The day double rainbows crowned above Buckingham Palace. Every detail of the sad closing of an era was covered by all mainstream media around the world. I watched the live coverage of the procession of her coffin from the Palace of Holyrood to St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland. The service and the paying of respects of Scottish people to the late Majesty the Queen was moving. In London, the coffin stayed in...... Read more on Full Issue!

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