WATCHING OVER US: Woman spots clouds resembling Queen Elizabeth II hours after her death
TELFORD, ENGLAND: A woman claimed to have spotted the late Queen Elizabeth II in the form of clouds, an hour after it was announced by the Royal Family that Her Majesty died peacefully in Balmoral on Thursday, September 8. The images, posted on Facebook, have gone viral in no time.
Leanne Bethell, who lives in Telford in England’s West Midlands, posted a photo of a cloud that looks like the late monarch in her signature hat. Leanne wrote in the caption, “driving home and Lacey starts shouting OMG! I panicked, then she pointed this image out in the clouds". The pictures have over 18k likes, 10k comments, and more than 37k shares at the time of writing.
The longest-serving British monarch in history, the Queen died in Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the age of 96. Condolences have been pouring in from across the globe including famous personalities. Piers Morgan wrote, "RIP Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 96. The greatest Monarch in history, and the greatest of Britons. Dignified, humble, wise, stoic, and dedicated to duty & service to the country she loved. Thank you for everything, Ma’am. We will be forever indebted to you."
President Joe Biden posted a tribute on Twitter, expressing that the Queen was a "source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons" adding that she was a "stateswoman of umatched dignity and constancy." Former Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson said that "this is our country's saddest day," and the passing of the Queen left a "deep and personal sense of loss."
BREAKING NEWS:— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 8, 2022
RIP Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 96. The greatest Monarch in history, and the greatest of Britons. Dignified, humble, wise, stoic, and dedicated to duty & service to the country she loved. Thank you for everything, Ma’am. We will be forever indebted to you. pic.twitter.com/8PVVic4PIx
Our statement on the death of Queen Elizabeth II. pic.twitter.com/0n7pmVVg2w— President Biden (@POTUS) September 8, 2022
Statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (1/3) pic.twitter.com/kDN6cW8Njp— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) September 8, 2022
After the Queen's demise, the crown was immediately passed onto her eldest son, King Charles, who becomes the first King since his grandfather King George VI. King Charles issued a statement shortly after his mother's death calling the event a “moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family”.
He said, “we mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world," adding, "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.”
A statement from His Majesty The King: pic.twitter.com/AnBiyZCher— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
The late queen, who was reportedly suffering from ill health and mobility issues for some time now, died at her Balmoral residence just a few days after meeting UK's new Prime Minister Liz Truss on September 6. She carried the rare honor of holding the throne for over 70 years.