I cried for the Queen – and for my beloved grandma

I will cry for the Queen tomorrow like I cried 10 days ago when I heard she died. I had just switched my TV to BBC One that Thursday night when the channel’s logo appeared briefly on the screen in black and white tones before returning to present Huw Edwards. “This is BBC News from London,” he began, reinforcing the feeling that I’d just been pulled back into another era through some kind of time warp. “Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

The news didn’t come as a shock – the hours before with cameras trained on the Balmoral gates had foreshadowed what was to come – but now I could feel hot tears rolling down my cheeks. I held my breath, hoping to swallow them quietly before my husband noticed. I was embarrassed that he might see me cry for the Queen of England. I’m not a monarchist, but I’m clearly fascinated by the British royals – as an institution, as celebrities and as a family. A lot of my friends are confused that someone who frequents Hill 16 to support the dubs might also subscribe to a podcast on the latest royal scandals.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/i-cried-for-the-queen-and-my-own-beloved-granny-41997191.html I cried for the Queen – and for my beloved grandma

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