Lost in a remote nature park in the center of ScotlandcBalmoral Castle was the final resting place Queen Isabel II and now the locals say goodbye calmly and great sadness of a woman who was a “model person” for them.
Charles III leaves Balmoral Castle to return to London
Only one winding local road leads to the castle surrounded by the lush nature of I park Keirhorns and is washed by the River Dee.
In this place so isolated from the noise and bustle, which the Queen adored and used as a summer residence, dozens of residents from the nearby towns of Crate or Ballater They came to give one last respect to one sovereign highly valued by his people.
With bouquets of flowers, but also with teddy bears and other gifts, the residents of the village region and some curious people showed their emotion and above all their respect for the deceased.
Arranged in a semicircle around the castle’s main gate, with the large presence of journalists behind, about fifty people took turns I fire who was his queen for 70 years.
Some could hardly form a word when asked about their feelings. Others, such as Scotland’s Carly McGregorthey remembered not only Isabel II, but also the new one King, Charles III.
“There’s a mix of emotions. We are sad, but very soon we will have a new king. This is very difficult for King Carlos III. A very complicated process for him: the loss of his mother and the next day he has to return to work day. Not many people do that,” he told EFE.
THE PRIDE OF THE NEIGHBORS
Elizabeth II’s coffin will lie in state for 24 hours at Scotland’s St Giles Cathedral
There was no heavy police presence obstacle so whoever wants to approach the place. Several housed hope to see members of Royal familywho gradually left the castle.
McGregor admitted that yesterday, through tears, he explained to his children the importance of Elizabeth II and told them stories about the Queen: “She was an incredible inspiration to many, because of her work ethic, because of the way she carried herself and everything that has endured.”
“I’m glad (your death) happened here at Balmoral because I think she was more than happy here,” her husband Donald McGregor chimed in.
That sentiment was echoed by Mary Arklas, who walked to the castle entrance accompanied by her daughter Mia, who considered it an “honour” that Elizabeth II was in Scotland at the time of her death. death.
The couple made up of Joy and Chris Ojobi, both Nigerians, also came to the castle remembering that their country is part of the Commonwealth (or Commonwealth of Nations) that was so dear to sovereign.
“She joined the community under this mother’s umbrella. Nigeria is part of the Commonwealth and we have felt their love all these countless years,” Joy Ojobi told EFE.
For women, Elizabeth II personified motherhood above all else, especially because of the way she dedicated her life to “serving beyond her family and her people.”
CO-UTILITIES IN THE CAPITAL
And even heaven wept for Queen Elizabeth II
in EdinburghScots and many tourists came this Friday in hollywood palaceroyal residence in Scotland to deposit bouquets of flowers, cards and get a close-up look at the official death notice of Elizabeth II hanging from the bars of this majestic building.
“Thank you Su Majesty for your service”, “Thank you for your faithful service to the country”, “Thank you for a lifetime of service. He will be missed,” were some of the messages being prayed on the many flowers that people began leaving outside the palace.
Although there were more tourists than locals, the atmosphere outside this palace was somber as British and Scottish flags were flown at half-mast on public buildings, as well as that of European Union (EU) before Parledinburgh cat (regional).
A Scottish woman who identified herself as Elsa told EFE outside the Palace of Holyrood that death of Queen Elizabeth II is “deeply sad” because it represents “the end of an era. Queen is synonymous with continuity Y solidarity. It was very important to the Scottish people.”
Among the tourists was Chilean Ana Maria, who described Isabel II’s service to her country as “wonderful” but noted that the succession line would be “on the right track”.
Some young Spanish women who start studying next week at the University of Edinburgh were surprised by the event, which they described as “historic” and admitted they still did not know if they would have classes.
Edinburgh is already preparing for the expected arrival of coffin with Elizabeth II’s remains at Holyrood Palace, where she will remain for several hours before being taken to The cathedral on St Gilesin the old part of the city.
In front of this cathedral, surrounded by police and closed until further notice, the barriers that will mark the way citizens will pass before entering the religious temple to say goodbye to Elizabeth II before her remains were taken away London for him funeral on Condition.