“The Queen is dead”


Brandon Amaya

Queen Elizabeth, the second has passed away and the world will never be the same.

Brandon Amaya and Evan Mulligan

That is the headline that is going around the world right now and it really is a shame that she is gone. Queen Elizabeth’s oldest son, Prince Charles, who is now known as King Charles made a statement on Friday, September 9, 2022, regarding his mother’s death. He said, “It is in great remorse that we mourn my mother Queen Elizabeth but we shall carry on her legacy and everything she stands for.” 

So, how have Britain and the world reacted to this? A few actions that have been taken during this period have included the closing of bike racks, the cancellation of doctors appointments, and union jacks being flown on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Now that the Queen has died Britain’s money and passports will begin to change, too. They will no longer have the Queen on British currency. The new King Charles will replace the Queen and it will no longer say “God save the Queen” but instead “God save the King.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Also British police officers will no longer have the initials E and R and the number 2 which stood for Elizabethe Regina the second. They will now have C and R for Charles and Rex and the number 3 for the third.

CSD students felt the loss, too.

“She tried her best to make alliances with a lot of countries and I really appreciate that about her as a leader,” said Addy Karant, eleventh grade.

“I feel very sad about the Queen’s passing, she was a strong female figure which I looked up to and I hope one day I can also rule over a country,” said Michaela Wolfe, twelfth grade.

The British royal family lives on but now with a different leader.