It’s a sad day for the Anglophiles of the world today as we bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II and say “God Save the King” for King Charles III. Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne since I was 4 months of age, the longest lived and longest reigning monarch in British history. One statistic claims that 9/10 of the world’s population has never known any other British monarch but QEII. I think it's fitting that she died in Scotland, at her estate in Balmoral, her favorite place.
Interesting that the British rail union has called off its national strike out of respect for the Queen. Also interesting that the flags in the U.S. will also fly at half-mast and the House of Representatives have adjourned for the day in her honor. I’ll bet George Washington and Thomas Jefferson did not see that coming.