STEVENAGE, ENGLAND - JUNE 14:  Queen Elizabeth II visits a new maternity ward at the Lister Hospital on June 14, 2012 in Stevenage, England. The Queen is on a two day tour of the East Midlands as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of the country.  (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Why British
Grief Over The
Queen's Death
Will Be
Lifestyle - News
With the Queen’s death, England will be in a period of deepest mourning to rival even that of Princess Diana's death. The influx of visitors may practically shut down London, social media will be flooded with tributes, and British TV networks will go into nonstop news mode, as the national grief will be positively historic, and for good reason.
Deep Grief
Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1952 at age 25, she has been a constant presence in the lives of most of the world, and her death leaves a huge void. The grieving process also serves a psychological purpose, and giving ourselves time to mourn allows us to adapt to life without the loved one.
An Influx Of Mourners
The grief over Queen Elizabeth's death will be historic — the influx of visitors to London is set to be record-breaking. Approximately 200,000 mourners showed up when the Queen Mother passed away in 2002; that number is expected to be considerably higher since people will be traveling from all over for Queen Elizabeth.
The Rest Of The World
When Her Majesty passed, the news went out to the Press Association, and a note was posted to the gates of Buckingham Palace. The palace's official website also confirmed the sad news with the same text presented on a dark background, further signifying the mourning period had begun.