Queen Elizabeth II’s lookalike set to give up job after 34 years out of respect for late monarch

Mary Reynolds, a lookalike of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, said she will give up the job after 34 years out of sheer respect for the late monarch, who passed away on September 8.  Reynolds, who is famous for looking uncannily similar to Queen Elizabeth II, said that she will still keep her outfits in memory […]

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Canada PM Trudeau declares holiday to mourn Queen Elizabeth II

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declared Monday, the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, a federal holiday to mourn the monarch’s death. “On September 19, Canadians from across the country will pay their respects to Canada’s longest-reigning sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” Trudeau said in a statement on Tuesday. “For most Canadians, she was […]

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Message to Beijing? Hong Kongers come out in large numbers for Queen Elizabeth

Hong Kongers have been coming out in large numbers to pay tribute to British Queen Elizabeth who passed away on September 8. This is being touted to be biggest display of affection for the monarch outside UK and in former British colonies. The city has seen long queues and piles of flowers, even British and […]

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WATCH | Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lights up in honour of Queen Elizabeth II

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has been lit up with an image of Queen Elizabeth II. People around the world are paying their tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, who was on the throne for more than 70 years. She died on Thursday aged 96.  The world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa lights up in memory of Queen Elizabeth II 🇦🇪🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/7iauw7k0ud […]

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‘Grief is the price we pay for love’: How UK’s Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to 9/11 victims in 2001

Today, the world remembers the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.  This year, people across the world are mourning the demise of the United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II. Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died peacefully at her home in […]

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Queen Elizabeth II’s crown removed from her coffin, formally ending of her reign

Queen Elizabeth II’s crown was removed from the coffin on Monday (September 19) which marked the formal end of her reign. prior her committal service in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey’s tenor bell tolled 96 times at one-minute intervals. The Imperial State Crown and the Orb and Sceptre were placed on the […]

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Paddington Bear plushies, marmalade sandwiches left as tributes for Queen Elizabeth II; Lilies sales skyrocket

Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s royal funeral the following week, flower sales are expected to flourish across the United Kingdom as citizens hurry to pay their respects to their beloved monarch.  AFP reported that as per the British Florist Association demand is also significantly higher for Queen’s favourites lilies. Numerous offerings have already been placed […]

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A majestic Singapore orchid named in honour of Queen Elizabeth

Elizabeth is majestic, hardy and “very fashionable”, said a top Singapore flower curator—referring not to the late monarch, but to an orchid named after the queen when she visited the former British colony. After Queen Elizabeth II’s death last week, the city-state’s Botanic Gardens loaned a towering sprig of Dendrobium Elizabeth to the British high […]

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