London cabbies line up their black cabs near Buckingham Palace to mourn death of Queen

To thank Queen Elizabeth II for her service, the black cabbies lined up on The Mall, in a poignant act of mourning

London cabbies line up their black cabs near Buckingham Palace to mourn death of Queen
Black cabs lined up the Mall to remember the Queen and mourn her death as she passed away on September 8 (Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images, Twitter/@PaulBrandITV)
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LONDON, ENGLAND: The world is mourning the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch. She was a beloved monarch among her subjects, having seen Britain through so much. When news of her death was made public, people began collecting near Buckingham Palace to pay their respects and remember her. World leaders like President Biden, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and others came forward to pay their tributes. But close to home, London cabbies came together to stage a touching tribute at The Mall, the road that runs from Buckingham Palace at its western end to Whitehall, right near Trafalgar Square. A group of black cabs lined up on this road to pay tribute to their Queen.

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The cabbies lined up to remember the 96-year-old monarch who set a benchmark with her whopping 70-year reign. To thank the Queen for her service for such a long period of time, the black cabbies served up this poignant act of mourning, saying that they truly sad about the loss of an icon who had served as a uniting force in hard times. The Queen died on Thursday, September 8, at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, while she was surrounded by members of the Royal Family. For some time now, she had been suffering from health and mobility issues, which forced her to step away from the spotlight and skip certain public events.

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King Charles III remembered her late mother and wrote, "The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family." He continued, "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. 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."

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Queen Elizabeth II attends the Elizabeth line's official opening at Paddington Station on May 17, 2022 in London, England.
Queen Elizabeth II attends the Elizabeth line's official opening at Paddington Station on May 17, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Black cabs line up to mourn the Queen's death

Many common Londoners shared this heartwarming gesture by London cabbies, who are another "British institution". One user shared, "#BlackCabs lining up along The Mall, in silence, as a mark of respect for HRH Queen Elizabeth II #RIP To serve ANY Institution 70+ years is remarkable, to do so as THE serving Monarch, extraordinary. All done with such dignity…#TheQueen #TheRoyalFamily #QueenElizabeth" Another user shared, "Black Cabs lining the Mall outside Buckingham Palace showing their respects of the passing of #ElizabethII I'm a proud Brummie but these London cab drivers are something else......RESPECT" 

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One user shared a video of the scene saying, "This is the current scene outside of Buckingham Palace, where the black cabs have parked outside to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II." Another user shared, "Feel very fortunate to get down here this evening. Randomly singing the national anthem, spontaneous rounds of applause for the Queen and black cabs lining The Mall #QueenElizabeth"

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