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NATION IN MOURNING: London taxi drivers line The Mall in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Updated: Sep 10, 2022

Image credit: Judy Elliot (@jelliot03)

Hundreds of London taxi drivers joined mourners outside Buckingham Palace to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II who died today aged 96.

Rows of black cabs converged along The Mall after hearing the UK’s longest-reigning monarch had died. The iconic vehicles joined a growing crowd of mourners just before 8pm.

Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Balmoral Scottish estate. Her son King Charles III said: "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.

”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.”

In a statement released by Buckingham Palace at 6.30pm it read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”


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