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Steven Brake
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Posted: 08 September 2022 at 7:03pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

JB wrote: It will be Charles III for the new King.

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Yes - although I'd confidently stated before, having heard it claimed by others, that he WOULDN'T be Charles III, given the unfortunate associations with I and II, but would probably be George VII.

R.I.P Queen Elizabeth II. It had to happen, of course - and after the death of Prince Philip last year, I think a lot of people assumed it would be sooner rather than later - but it's still hit hard. Rumours had begun to circulate this afternoon that she was dead, and that the BBC were waiting for the 6 o'clock news to officially confirm the news, but when they did, it still came as something of a shock.
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Trevor Smith
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Posted: 08 September 2022 at 8:31pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

"I’m actually tearing up. She’s been there my whole life."

**

Same on both counts. I wasn't expecting to be quite this
affected.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 08 September 2022 at 9:23pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Numb. Totally numb.

I know it’s weird, but that’s how it is.
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Mitch Denoyer
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Posted: 08 September 2022 at 10:04pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

The news reader on ITV called King Charles “His Majesty the Queen” more times than not during the coverage I watched.  Poor fellow.  I think that will be a common mistake for quite a long time.
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Wilson Mui
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Posted: 08 September 2022 at 10:06pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Sad to hear this. I just happen to be
reading the Tina Brown book The Palace
Papers. She was made Queen at a young age
and is portrayed as someone who took her
duties as head of state very seriously.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 08 September 2022 at 10:31pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Every time a TV talking head says “the King” there’s an odd dissonance in my ear.

There was, of course, a King of England when I was born, but I was too young for it to register.

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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 08 September 2022 at 11:01pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

She represented England on the world stage for seven decades... what a legacy she left.

RE: King Charles III.... I like the sound of that.

-C!
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Ken Sun
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Posted: 09 September 2022 at 1:08am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I am from Canada with relatives in Hong Kong and Australia (former British Colonies), and we all are saddened by her passing ! Rest Well, Queen Elizabeth II !! Your Legacy Will Live On !!!!
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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 09 September 2022 at 1:09am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

RIP.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 09 September 2022 at 1:12am | IP Logged | 10 post reply


 QUOTE:
Numb. Totally numb.

I know it’s weird, but that’s how it is.

I don't think it's that weird. She was the bedrock of multiple generations. As world leaders have got sillier and sillier, she always remained the adult in the room.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 09 September 2022 at 5:27am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

She did Peter, she really did.
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Jason Scott
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Posted: 09 September 2022 at 5:45am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Yeah, it's very sad indeed. Working right up until the end as well. I did like and respect her.

I'm now just trying to wrap my head around the idea that stamps and the back of money here will be changing. It's seemed like one of the very few constants in life.
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