To the very end, Queen Elizabeth II remained the Queen of Hearts. Not
just loved by her citizens in the UK, but people everywhere.
She was a much-travelled Royal, who spread her love, humour and compassion wherever she went.
She was head of state of the UK and 14 other countries, including
Australia, Canada – where she made 23 tours – Fiji and Jamaica, all
places she loved to visit.
Always, of course, without a passport. As a British passport is
issued in the name of Her Majesty, it was unnecessary for The Queen to
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has passed away on 8 September 2022 at the age of 96, according to Buckingham Palace. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any monarch in British history. Photo Credit: Pixabay/OpenClipart-Vectors
As much as she travelled the world - often with her late husband
Prince Philip, sometimes onboard the Royal yacht Britannia, the world
came to Britain to soak up the Royals.
In 2011 during the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
an additional 600,000 people came to London for the weekend.
VisitBritain reported that the event was viewed by two billion
television sets and the Kate and Wills effect saw a 20% boost for UK
Almost 60% of Italian tourists say the monarchy was one of the reasons they saw the UK as an attractive holiday destination.
To mark her death, the world paid tribute to the late monarch. The
Eiffel Tower turned off its lights. Elsewhere, purple lights and Union
Jacks were seen in cities from New York to Tel Aviv to Benidorm in
London Black cab drivers lined The Mall – the main road leading to
Buckingham Palace - as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II.
Even Argentina, against whom Britain went to war, expressed its
sorrow for the Queen’s passing and “accompanies the British people and
her family in this moment of grief”. It was a reminder that the Monarchy
remained above politics.
As the UK enters 10 days of mourning, the nation – along with the
rest of the world – were in agreement with Australian prime minister
Anthony Albanese, who said, "There is comfort to be found in Her
Majesty's own words: 'Grief is the price we pay for love'."