Double Rainbow Appears Over Buckingham Palace as Crowd Mourns Queen Elizabeth's Death

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The Queen passed away today at age 96.

It was an emotional scene at Buckingham Palace after Queen Elizabeth II passed away at age 96.

As a crowd gathered in front of the London residence to pay their respects to Her Majesty, they witnessed a double rainbow over the palace following a heavy downpour. 

The Queen was Britain's longest-serving monarch—and the second-longest serving monarch in world history. She passed away on Sept. 8, 2022, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Daily Mirror's Andy Lines captured the beautiful moment on video and shared it to Twitter, writing, "Rainbow at Buckingham Palace." 

According to Evening StandardPeter Barnes, a campaign director who works in central London, told the PA news agency that "the mood is very sombre [sic] here at Buckingham Palace."

He continued, “Many people in the crowd commented on the rainbow with many taking photos.”

According to The New York Times, as the rainbow appeared, the crowd surrounding the palace broke into the national anthem, "God Save the Queen."

The Royal Family announced the Queen's death via a notice that was posted on the gate of Buckingham Palace, which read: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral Palace this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

Early in the day, the monarch's doctors became concerned for her health when she pulled out of a virtual privy meeting set for the morning. She remained under medical supervision with her four children, and her grandsons, Prince William and Prince Harry by her side. 

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