The Queen has died. After a 70-year reign, people must have been expecting this sentence for a while. But hearing it now as fact is surreal for many. A queen of the century and one of the longest reigning queens is dead. "She was always there, like an institution that doesn't go away," explains nobility expert Catrin Bartenbach in the 358th episode of the podcast "important today". Until the afternoon of September 8, 2022.
After photos of Queen Elizabeth II at her last official appointment had already caused many people to worry, people's uncertainty grew enormously on Thursday. In the morning it was announced that the Queen is under medical supervision and in the afternoon you could watch live how the royals, her family, arrived at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. "The moment she took her last breath, Charles automatically became king. Historically, one says: the king or queen is dead, long live the king. There is never a moment when the country is without a king," explains Catrin Bartenbach. From now on, Charles III. the new king. The new Prime Minister of Great Britain, Liz Truss, who was only sworn in by the Queen on Tuesday, also spoke to the people. She ended her speech with a sentence that makes it clear that the era of Queen Elizabeth II is finally over: "God save the King." But it might take a while before people really get it, Bartenbach said: "She was the one you looked up to, who you could rely on. And as long as she was there, everything was still fine."
The deputy editor-in-chief of the star, Cornelia Fuchs, summarized it in a comment in the 358th episode of the podcast "Today is important": "The Queen is no longer there and the King is alive. But no, it's not that simple. She was […] somehow always in the back of my mind. Charles will have a hard time […] because when we look at him in the future, one thought is closer: she's missing."
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