Double rainbow appears over Buckingham Palace as people gather to mourn Queen

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By Asiya Ali

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A double rainbow appeared over Buckingham Palace as hundreds of well-wishers gathered outside to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

The rare phenomenon appeared in the sky after the heavy downpour in London on Thursday afternoon before the palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral, Scotland.

As members of the public and tourists gathered to pay their respects to the late Queen, people outside the Palace gates in central London turned around to take pictures of the rainbow after the storm.

The colorful spectrum could be seen over significant landmarks across the capital city including Windsor Castle, Elizabeth Tower in Westminster, and the Queen Victoria Memorial.

Watch the moment below:

Many users on the social media platform shared their thoughts on the luminous yet unfortunate moment, with many writing that Her Majesty left a last symbolic sign for the citizens of the UK.

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One user wrote: "A last little sign from Her Majesty. A truly inspirational lady who will be missed so very much. Her love and passion for her horses and racing [were] incredible. Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth ll."

Another commented: "Skies clearing over Buckingham Palace with the arrival of a double rainbow. Call me a sentimental fool but it looks like the sign of a heavenly reunion."

A third said: "That’s Queen Elizabeth beaming down over the palace to let us all know that she’s ok."

The colorful arcs served as an auspicious mark on a gloomy day and a bright nod to the late Queen herself, who became a well-respected figure in the UK and around the world over the course of her seven-decade reign.

She dedicated her life to her royal responsibility, being the first British monarch in history to reach her Platinum Jubilee in June - which happened just three months before her death.

Her royal highness was the longest-reigning still-serving monarch in the world, and now, the second longest-reigning just behind Louis XIV of France's 72-year reign.

In April 2021, Queen Elizabeth II mourned the loss of her beloved husband of 73 years, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99.

A figure of strength and stability in the nation, Her Majesty was head of state, the armed forces, the Commonwealth, and the Church of England.

She is succeeded by her eldest son, formerly known as Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, now known as King Charles III. His wife Camilla will be known as the Queen Consort.

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy

Double rainbow appears over Buckingham Palace as people gather to mourn Queen

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

A double rainbow appeared over Buckingham Palace as hundreds of well-wishers gathered outside to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

The rare phenomenon appeared in the sky after the heavy downpour in London on Thursday afternoon before the palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral, Scotland.

As members of the public and tourists gathered to pay their respects to the late Queen, people outside the Palace gates in central London turned around to take pictures of the rainbow after the storm.

The colorful spectrum could be seen over significant landmarks across the capital city including Windsor Castle, Elizabeth Tower in Westminster, and the Queen Victoria Memorial.

Watch the moment below:

Many users on the social media platform shared their thoughts on the luminous yet unfortunate moment, with many writing that Her Majesty left a last symbolic sign for the citizens of the UK.

size-full wp-image-1263168586
Credit: SOPA Images Limited / Alamy

One user wrote: "A last little sign from Her Majesty. A truly inspirational lady who will be missed so very much. Her love and passion for her horses and racing [were] incredible. Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth ll."

Another commented: "Skies clearing over Buckingham Palace with the arrival of a double rainbow. Call me a sentimental fool but it looks like the sign of a heavenly reunion."

A third said: "That’s Queen Elizabeth beaming down over the palace to let us all know that she’s ok."

The colorful arcs served as an auspicious mark on a gloomy day and a bright nod to the late Queen herself, who became a well-respected figure in the UK and around the world over the course of her seven-decade reign.

She dedicated her life to her royal responsibility, being the first British monarch in history to reach her Platinum Jubilee in June - which happened just three months before her death.

Her royal highness was the longest-reigning still-serving monarch in the world, and now, the second longest-reigning just behind Louis XIV of France's 72-year reign.

In April 2021, Queen Elizabeth II mourned the loss of her beloved husband of 73 years, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died aged 99.

A figure of strength and stability in the nation, Her Majesty was head of state, the armed forces, the Commonwealth, and the Church of England.

She is succeeded by her eldest son, formerly known as Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, now known as King Charles III. His wife Camilla will be known as the Queen Consort.

Featured image credit: PA Images / Alamy