Black cabs line the Mall to mourn death of the Queen: ‘Incredibly moving’
The information of the demise of Queen Elizabeth II was sufficient to cease visitors in London.
Touching tributes to the late monarch have included a procession of black cabs lining the Mall exterior of Buckingham Palace.
Royal household followers on social media praised the cabbies for honoring Her Majesty with their somber public show.
“Extremely shifting tribute as black cabs line up silently on the mall to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth,” journalist Paul Brand tweeted.
“One instructed me in tears that he wished to pay his respects to the monarch who’s ‘all we’ve ever identified’,” Brand said of one of many drivers.
Added another, “The queen, a frequent black cab consumer could be proud,” one individual shared.
Mourners have flocked to the streets and Buckingham Palace to pay their respects. Individuals have been “randomly singing the nationwide anthem,” and that there have been “spontaneous rounds of applause for the Queen and black cabs lining The Mall,” according to an area witness.
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On the opposite aspect of the pond, the Empire State Constructing in New York Metropolis was illuminated in Royal hues purple and silver. And numerous sporting occasions held on Thursday evening, together with for the NFL and US Open, will function a second of silence within the Queen’s honor.
In the meantime, tributes from celebrities and different political figures have continued to pour in.
Queen Elizabeth II handed away at 96 years previous because the longest-reigning monarch in British historical past with 70 years on the throne.