[Blind Gossip] This adorable little angel grew up to be one of the most famous women in the world.
She is not known for the movies she made nor the songs she sang.
She did not become famous by marrying someone famous, constantly talking about herself, or by playing the victim for headlines.
She simply did her (very important) job well, was kind to people and never complained.
She carried herself through her entire life with class, charm… and a cheeky sense of humor!
In the words of William Shakespeare, may “flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
Who is our little angel?
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[Optional] How would you describe her?
Angel: Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was laid to rest today.
Many people think that Elizabeth was born to be Queen. Actually, her reign was accidental.
Her uncle, Edward VIII, became King in 1936. Only a few months into his reign, he proposed to Wallis Simpson, an American who had divorced her first husband and was seeking a divorce from her second.
Because Edward was the titular head of the Church of England – which frowned upon divorce – this created a constitutional crisis.
After serving as King for less than a year, Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936. He was succeeded by his younger brother, George VI.
George had two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret.
When George died in 1952, he was succeeded by his oldest daughter, who was titled Elizabeth II.
Elizabeth was only 25 years old when she became Queen. Twenty five. However, she accepted the responsibility and went on to represent the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth with maturity, dignity, and grace for 70 years.
Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, raised four children, Prince Charles, 73; Princess Anne, 72; Prince Andrew, 62; and Prince Edward, 58.
Elizabeth is succeeded by her eldest son, Charles, who will be crowned King Charles III.
Queen Elizabeth II led a remarkable life.
Her passing at the age of 96 was marked with the pomp and circumstance befitting her long reign.
Here are some photos from today’s final ceremonies.
Members of her family marched in the procession. Those not allowed to wear a military uniform had to settle for morning coats.
Other members of her family stood outside the church as the procession passed. Camilla, Kate, Sophie, George, and Charlotte were all close to The Queen.
Kate Middleton – now Princess of Wales – wore a necklace and earrings that were gifted to her by Queen Elizabeth.
The two were very close and the necklace was one of Queen Elizabeth’s favorites.
The two women had a special bond. They respected each other and enjoyed each other’s company.
Members of the public who loved, respected, and supported The Queen their entire lives were genuinely saddened at her passing.
Meanwhile, an actress in the crowd wiped away a tear.
During the church service, the most important people were seated in the front row. On the left side of the aisle were King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, and the rest of Elizabeth’s children. On the right side of the aisle were Prince William and Kate, George and Charlotte, and a couple of the favorite cousins.
Other members of the family were relegated to the second row.
Here’s another photo of Prince William with Kate, George and Charlotte in the front row on the right side of the aisle.
Queen Elizabeth II was succeeded by Prince Charles. King Charles III will eventually be succeeded by Prince William. Prince William will eventually be succeeded by Price George.
Queen Elizabeth II – with the Imperial State Crown resting on top of the Royal Standard – was carried by the Bearer Party into Westminster Abbey. On the floor you can see the grave of the Unknown Soldier.
On Queen Elizabeth’s final journey to Windsor Castle, the streets of London were lined with crowds twenty people deep who were there to pay their respects to the world’s longest-serving monarch
A remarkable woman. A remarkable life. Rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth II.
“May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest…”
I would like to thank BG for the beautiful words about our wonderful Queen.
Watch the live broadcast back and you can see the revenge of the entire nation via the camera-team. Meghan Markle was filmed during the service but obscured by a tall candle each time. Also the camera shots were changed before she walked into view… repeatedly. This subtly wont be lost on her, and was, I believe, a very deliberate move and sweet revenge by the broadcasters
brown bear says
I know this blind is over a week old, but I can’t help but want to give a public thank you to a woman who served her country with grace and dignity. She was remarkable.
RIP QEII. I’m not British but she’s been the Queen of England for my entire life, and I both admired and respected her. I’m going to miss her!
HM Queen Elizabeth II. It’s strange to describe the mood in the UK at the moment, we are already in troubled times and it feels as if nothing will ever be the same again now as she has been such a constant presence in everyone’s lives. RIP your majesty thank you for everything, now go and be with your Philip.
Fashion bunny says
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. An embodiment of history, patriotism, kindness, humility, duty and public service. The greatest Brit perhaps of all time. Had a lot to put up with yet rarely put a foot wrong. She evolved with the passing of time and made a difference to the lives of millions. We, in the UK, were incredibly lucky to have her. A true Queen. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.
Queen Elizabeth ll. Never complain never explain. Wish her grandson followed that motto.
The wonderful Queen Elizabeth II. She was a true one-of-a-kind lady. She served her people well. God Bless the Queen.
I would describe her as “quiet strength”
Angel: Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.
She was a gracious woman and indeed a force to be reckoned with. I think this closes out an era we will never see again in regards to a leader of a country and how they comport themselves.
RIP to a truly great woman.
Very nice. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth, may she rest in perfect peace.
Queen Elizabeth was my hero for all the reasons BG listed. I love that she was working 2 days before she passed. Never complain, never explain…. his words to live by. I teared up when I heard she had died. She well be missed. (Anyone besides me happy to see that MM didn’t seem to be wanted to Balmoral?)
Very happy! Although William has since invited MM to greet crowds outside Windsor. Bigger people than I’ll ever be – think MM should be completely ostracized.
Our beloved Queen Elizabeth. Sadly died this week. What a wonderful woman.
Anyone I know, who has met her, said how warm and kind she was. I met her once, and she was just so gracious. We will miss her.
I hope that this will be the end of Markle and her poodle rubbishing the Royal Family. I have no doubt that what should have been peaceful, twilight years for HM and Prince Philip were made unbearable by the Markles. Vile duo.
I agree. It’s sad that is their final years they had to deal with that drama.
Rockin Robin says
Queen Elizabeth II.
RIP your Majesty.
The amazing Queen Elizabeth II. RIP.
Her Majesty the Queen. Thank you for your service, Ma’am.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor.
The one—and ONLY—Lilibet!!!
Queen Elizabeth II who died 9/8/22. Her son King Charles III used that Shakespeare quote at the end of his 9/9/22 first address, it is Meghan Markle who self -promotes endlessly.
Queen Elizabeth’s wit & humor were legendary and she poked fun at her self doing a Bond spoof for the 2012 Olympics in London plus a Platinum Jubilee Paddington Bear delightful sketch.
Queen Elizabeth II who died September 8, 2022
Queen Elizabeth ii
I may have had issues with how she handled Diana but she led an amazingly duty driven life. She gave everything and took her duties seriously.
A Queen we will never again see the likes of.
Everyone alive lived through her reign whether English or commonwealth or not. And anyone under 70 lived her reign as she guided Britain through tumultuous times.
Anyone 100 or less has known her as the only Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II
God Save the Queen. RIP.
The late, great Queen Elizabeth, of course.
Queen Elizabeth II may she rest in peace
Her Majesty, The Queen. RIP.
Not looking forward to this New World…
The Big D says
HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Lady Letitia Knollys says
Queen Elizabeth 2 . The quote is from ‘Hamlet’ to describe her passing ( as well as that of her former daughter-in-law : Diana). Typical British behaviour for her generation – be polite and nice to everybody, do your duty , don’t be an attention seeker , and never complain . Above all she knew and realised it’s a privilege to be born royal , do not abuse it. A lesson some others from the house of Windsor are yet to learn.
Queen Elizabeth II – class act all the way to the end (RIP Queen)
Queen Elizabeth II
Mrs Polkadot says
RIP QEII god love her 🙁
God speed, Queen Elizabeth – you personified dignity, grace, respect. In world full of click-bait, drama mongering, spoiled brats for $$,
Queen Elizabeth personified the antithesis of this. We could all learn from her.
RIP on those angels’ wings.
This is Queen Elizabeth, of course. The Shakespeare quote is from the speech King Charles III (that feels weird to type) gave today. “Never complained” is a reference to the supposed royal credo, “Never complain; never explain.” Referring to her as an angel is presumably a reference to her recent death.
Queen Elizabeth. RIP
Queen Elizabeth II, she was a truly remarkable woman.
(The now late) Queen Elizabeth 2. Rip.
Dignified, classy and cool!
It is the beloved Queen! I was so sorry to see her pass. She was the epitome of class, elegance and was such a beautiful woman. I loved her outfits and her love of dogs. May she Rest In Peace.
The Beloved Queen Elizabeth.❤️
Queen Elizabeth II
Her Majesty The Queen of England Elizabeth the Second.
Rest In Peace.
The Gold Standard for Manors, Tact, Humor and Elegance in a very different era. I adored her.
She brought her dog Susan on her Honeymoon. A Corgi for ALL!
Queen Elizabeth. The epitome of dignity, class, and sense of duty.
She seemed like a good kind woman.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith
QEII. What a long & interesting life she had… especially during WWII.
This is, of course, Queen Elizabeth. A life of purpose and commitment. They were lucky to have had her.
Diamond Girl says
The lovely Queen Elizabeth II. RIP
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
RIP Queen Elizabeth.
Dedicated, strong, wise and inspirational – a great head and female too! A wonderful life well lived.
Fluffy Lilac Slippers says
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll.
RIP Queen Elizabeth II
This is the Queen of all Queens, Elizabeth II.
I am so sad she passed. Hoped she would see her 100th birthday. We will miss her terribly. Farewell, Your Majesty.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Regardless of you might feel about the royal family, she did her best to serve her country for over 70 years. My English-born grandmother is 97, and still speaks about what the royal family meant to those who survived the London blitz, and the courage they showed. To think that she wasn’t supposed to ever be Queen- her father only became king because her uncle abdicated!
Queen Elizabeth II
Rest In Peace, Queen!
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II, may she Rest In Peace <3