Remembrances and tributes are pouring in from all over the world and King Charles III has ascended the throne.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” announced the Royal Family on September 8, 2022, in a statement posted to Twitter at 1:30 PM. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Queen Elizabeth II was born on the 26th of April in 1926. Her death at the age of 96 represents much more than the passing of a Royal monarch; her passing marks the end of an era- the end, perhaps, of the great Golden Age of British Royalty and the Aristocracy.
Known for her regal grace, gentle wit, and commitment to duty, Queen Elizabeth II presided over an era of great social change and upheaval. World War I was her inheritance; World War II the bitter fruits of that dread conflict.
She navigated a rapidly changing post-war landscape with great intentionality and foresight. She presided over an age of unprecedented globalization and technological advancements; and did so while maintaining a steadfast foundation of legacy and tradition. Her commitment to service set the standard to which all elected officials and public servants should aspire.
As the world mourns the passing of a beloved ruler of one of the last surviving Royal houses, the outpouring of grief has been monumental.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch,” wrote United States President Joe Biden in a statement. “She defined an era.”
“In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her,” President Biden said of the late Queen. “An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth.”
“The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the…