Queen Elizabeth II remembered by tourists from around the world


A Michigan woman had her trip to the UK become a lot more emotional than expected as she spoke of Queen Elizabeth’s death, saying she got “choked up.”

After 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth died Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Heartbroken tourists flocked to Buckingham Palace early Friday to commemorate the longtime monarch.

A mourner is overcome with emotion as he pays his respect at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London on Sept. 9, 2022.
A mourner is overcome with emotion as he pays his respect at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London on Sept. 9, 2022.
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Raindrops are seen on a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London Sept. 9, 2022.
Raindrops are seen on a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II at the gates of Buckingham Palace in London Sept. 9, 2022.
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“She was the epitome of what it means to be grace and to be a woman,” said Nancy Campbell of Michigan.

“And to be calm and collected. I didn’t always agree with things, the way she treated Diana, I mean at least we hear in the states, could have been kinder but at the end of the day she had a tough job and she held her head high and she did a good job.”

A mourner lights a candle outside Buckingham Palace in London on Sept. 9, 2022.
A mourner lights a candle outside Buckingham Palace in London on Sept. 9, 2022.
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Mourners gather to lay flowers and pay their respects at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 9, 2022.
Mourners gather to lay flowers and pay their respects at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 9, 2022.
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Michele Baker of Toronto said she was “sad but we have to celebrate what she did,” adding, “It’s interesting and kind of epic.”

“I think she’s going to leave a legacy like no other,” Baker said. “That’s my view on it. I just don’t think anybody is going to ever be able to do what she’s done.”



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