The British living on the Costa del Sol cry this friday death of his Queen, Elizabeth IIwho died this past Thursday at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle (Scotland) and after 70 years of reign, where the word “sadness” has been the most mentioned by these residents.
This is the case of Sandra Russel, who arrived in the town of Estepona in the 1960s at the age of 12, “when she was Queen” and since then has lived in the municipality for various periods. “I have the television on all morning and crying a little”, This British woman has reported, who has highlighted that the death of the monarch “It has not caught him by surprise”, but he has welcomed it “with great sadness”.
Russel has highlighted the “diplomatic” work carried out by Elizabeth II during her reign, “with so many presidents and prime ministers around the world”, earning “respect because she was gentle and strong”. Also, he has highlighted the “human and humble” aspect of the monarch when “during World War II he was driving ambulances during the bombing of London.”
The news saw it on the social network Facebook. “I saw something that she was weak” and she immediately empathized with the Queen’s state of health, since her mother is 95 years old and “for me she is like another mother”, he emphasized. Thus, he has accepted the death “with sadness and pride” and has been the bulk of the messages that he has sent with his family in England, as well as with friends from Australia or Canada.
About him feel of the british community before the death, he has indicated that “it is difficult because it is part of our family, everyone is somewhat in shock”, while regarding the reign of Charles III, he hopes he will carry on his mother’s legacy “without too many bumps in the road.”
Jason Godwin is a Briton settled in the town of Mijas who runs the ‘Mayan Monkie Mijas’ chocolate factory. Like other compatriots, he has received the news of the death of Isabel II with “genuine sorrow”, valuing that “it is the common feeling of both monarchists and anti-monarchists because the monarch has done her homework for 70 years.”
The news caught him yesterday returning to his home and the messages with family and friends have been a constant. “It’s not a shock because he was 96 years old”, but “it has died faster than I thought”, he pointed out, highlighting that “there are people who have been born and died with her from Reina”. In addition, he has assessed that “it will be very difficult” for Carlos III “to follow in the footsteps of his mother.”
“She was a leader, politicians are always doing silly things and scandals, and she had the respect of everyone”, indicated Godwin, who stressed that Elizabeth II “was a great person, a great representative and an icon of Great Britain”.
Craig O’Rourke is a British native of Liverpool who lives in San Pedro Alcántara 7 years after living in Dubai, and despite stating that he is “quite integrated” into Malaga society and his friends are Spanish, for him “it’s been a bit of a shock because the other day I had a meeting with the new prime minister and since then things have gone super bad.
The news was received in “the gym” and immediately afterwards “I got into the networks” until I searched for information on Sky news. As she has assessed, the death has caused sadness in the British community: “I think we are all quite sad about the issue and there is like a restless feeling because as the Queen has been such a beloved person and Don Carlos has had a quite different life and because of his age, people love his son William a lot and he has a lot of work ahead of him”.
As indicated, Elizabeth II “was super loved even among the Spanish”, valuing that now with the Serie The Crown everyone wants to know more about her” and “the reaction of both the English and the Spanish” to his death has been interesting.
Martin Wood is a Briton settled in Fuengirola since the 1980s, and despite being “more years here than in Great Britain”It has been shown “very sad” with the death of Elizabeth II because she was Queen throughout my life” after hearing the news through Spanish Television.
The death of the monarch has caused commotion in the neighborhood of Los Pacos, where you reside and there are numerous neighbors of various nationalities; but that this Friday”everyone has spoken to the British about the death of the Queen”.
With respect to reign of Charles IIIhas opined that “the British prefer that William pass because after the death of Diana of Wales not everyone accepts Camila ”, although “he has been waiting 50 years” to reach the throne.
Willy Welinton is a young Brazilian who works as a waiter at the Vanity restaurant in Estepona, an establishment frequented by “99.9%” by the British public in the area and where Yesterday Thursday they celebrated “in their own way as if they were in England” the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “Today the faces are on the ground, and that is why,” said the employee, who pointed out that the news was received “very sadly.”
In the British Consulate of Malaga A room was set up this morning for all those who wanted to express their condolences at the sudden death of the monarch, which will remain open from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., as well as the room in which the signature book is located it is intimately arranged with barely a dozen chairs in front of the table, on which a floral centerpiece with a photo of Queen Elizabeth II has been placed.
Dozens of pages full of regrets and wishes that the Queen was at peace shine at the bottom of the photograph, in which the monarch with a rose and a dedication to end the memory of the Queen in Malaga, as well as Condolences may be expressed for the death of Elizabeth II in the cities of Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Las Palmas, Madrid, Ibiza and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
For its part, the Junta de Andalucía has declared this Friday an official day of mourning in the community for the death of Queen Elizabeth II of England at Balmoral Castle (Scotland), which will be in effect from 12:00 today, September 9, until 12:00 tomorrow, September 10 , as announced by the President of the Autonomous Government, Juanma Moreno, on his official Twitter account.
Local public institutions in the area have also shown their condolences through the networks for the death of the monarch, and the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, has written on his Twitter account that Isabel II is “one of the most important personalities in the history of the contemporary worldan example of service to his country. His death marks the end of an era.”
The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, wrote yesterday, Thursday, on his profile on this network that “with the RQueen Elizabeth II ends an era that has marked the history of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. All my love to the British people, especially those who by choice are residents of Marbella and the visitors who return every year.”
The Councilor of Torremolinos, Margarita del Cid, launched last night on this same social network a message of condolences on behalf of the town: “On behalf of Torremolinos, I want tsend my condolences to the UK and the British people who resides in the city for the irreparable loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Let us value her legacy and her conception of duty. Rest in peace”.
The City Council of Mijas will install a book of condolences on the occasion of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, starting next Monday, September 12, from 09:00 to 14:00 in the Tenencia de La Cala, and it is expected that after a period of one month said copy is delivered to the British Consulate for your information and use.
From the Consistory they have transferred their condolences to the entire British community, and especially to those almost 10,000 neighbors and neighbors of this nationality who reside in the locality. It should be remembered that Mijas brings together the largest British community in Andalusia, a population that grew by up to 10 percent in 2020 after the United Kingdom left the European Union.
With this, the world gives its last goodbye to one of the figures of British royalty most relevant in the SXX and the 70 years of reign of Elizabeth II.