Queen Elizabeth 11: An Era Ends With Many New Challenges

We haven’t had much practice on this. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth 11 has died after 70 years on the throne and, while obituaries and tributes will have been prepared for years, how should businesses and the media react?

Some media outlets are pulling publicity – Ocean Outdoor is now running a static tribute to the late Queen on its sites, including flagship Piccadilly Lights – and others will respond as well. There is talk of an additional holiday to mark his funeral, scheduled in ten days.

One of the Queen’s many qualities was that she didn’t like to make too much of a fuss with anything, despite all the formal trappings of royalty. Surely that should be his view now: to move on after the necessary period of mourning.

For Liz Truss’s new UK government, it’s an additional headache, although there are signs that the British people, in what often seems a very divided country, may come together as they have. on important occasions in the past. A forthcoming Royal Mail strike must be called off.

So the Queen’s death at the age of 96 should be correctly marked, but then we have to move on because the UK, and other countries of course, face a host of issues.

The new King Charles 111, like Mrs. Truss and her new government, could hardly face more challenges.