The Death of Queen Elizabeth II: Armstrong Student Comments


“Queen Elizabeth II wearing crown, blue sash and pink gown / La Reine Élizabeth II portant la couronne, la ceinture bleue et la toge rose” by BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Thursday, September 8th, 2022, at 6:30 pm in Balmoral, Scotland, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at 96 years-old.

England has been prepping for this day since Queen Elizabeth was crowned, so there is a plan in place that is already being put into action following her death. Prince Charles, the next successor, has already taken the throne.

As everyone grapples with coming to terms with this new realization, a few Armstrong students have shared their opinions and comments regarding this tragic event:

“I think it’s strange that they have a monarch, personally. I think they should just get rid of that. I think they have too much power in the year 22” -Jake Quinn.

“I’m not happy with it. She outlasted Marilyn Monroe” -Eduardo Cruz

“I’m completely shocked. I honestly have no words” -Afifa Abdelkader.

“It’s sad to see one of the longest reigning monarchs die. I’m looking forward to seeing what Charles has in store” -Charter Nickles.

“Surprised but not that surprised” -Vincent Marsan

The overall atmosphere surrounding this event is confusion, shock and an interest in what comes next for the Monarchy and the world.

“I find it interesting that even here in the United States we are still interested and invested in monarchal events” -Sydney Ware.

“I think it’s incredible that she held the throne for 70 years. I don’t know how it’s going to affect the political standpoint around the world. It’s going to change a lot” -Cassi Cooper.

“I wasn’t expecting her to die. I find it funny that we care so much about the Monarchy when we were the ones who wanted to leave” -Lauren Davis.

After reigning for 70 years, we can expect a ripple effect following her absence.

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