On Thursday, just before news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death was confirmed, a double rainbow appeared above Buckingham Palace in London. The Queen “passed peacefully” at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday afternoon, Buckingham Palace announced. She was 96 years old.
Concerned for the monarch’s health, large crowds had gathered outside the palace in London.
The Queen is comfortable and in Balmoral, according to a statement sent by Buckingham Palace earlier on Thursday, but “the Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical observation.”
Rainbow at Buckingham Palace. pic.twitter.com/qHNJMcj5UH
— Andy Lines (@andylines) September 8, 2022
After her death, the United Kingdom, which she ruled for a historic 70 years, went into mourning. Those who saw her as a constant in an era of constant change were saddened by her passing, and their grief spread to other countries, even those where she was also the head of state or Sovereign.
Her four daughters, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren felt the loss the most.
Who Disclosed the News?
On Thursday, it was revealed by Buckingham Palace that the Queen had passed away peacefully in Balmoral.
Peter Barnes, 31, (campaign director who works in central London), told the PA news agency: “The mood is very sombre here at Buckingham Palace.
“Many people in the crowd commented on the rainbow with many taking photos.”
Those who considered her as a constant in an era of continual change were heartbroken by her demise, and their sadness spread to other countries, even those where she was also the head of state or Sovereign. After her death, the United Kingdom, which she ruled for a historic 70 years, plunged into mourning.
The greatest impact on her passing was felt by her four daughters, eight grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Alongside the official statement that was distributed by Buckingham Palace, the phrase “Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022” may now be found on the website that is officially associated with the royal family.
When Rainbow Appeared Over Buckingham Palace?
At the same time that mourners at Windsor Castle began to lower the Union Jack flag in memory of the queen, a rainbow appeared over the grounds of the castle.
In honour of the event, royal photographer Chris Jackson posted a commemorative tweet that read, “As the flag is lowered to half mast over Windsor Castle an incredible rainbow appears over the castle, for a few minutes and then just like that it was gone….”
As the flag is lowered to half mast over Windsor Castle an incredible rainbow appears over the castle, for a few minutes and then just like that it was gone…. pic.twitter.com/nOIQCAxWQQ
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisJack_Getty) September 8, 2022
In the meantime, back in London, mourners gathering outside Buckingham Palace were able to capture an astonishing double rainbow on camera, which reporter Andy Lines shared in a video. This occurred just after a statement announcing the death of the Queen was left at the palace gates.
The vibrant arches served as a bright point on an otherwise sorrowful day, and to some, they were a cheery homage to the late Queen herself, who was well-known throughout the length of her 70-year reign for her passion for daring and colourful costumes.
Her eldest son, who was previously known as Prince Charles and is now known as King Charles III, will take the throne after the Queen.
What Did the New King Say About the Passing of the Queen Mother?
In a statement, the newly crowned monarch said, “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of great sadness for me and all members of my family,” “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.
I know her loss will be deeply felt through the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”