Mourning Together

It is common for communities to gather together in mourning when there is a natural disaster or large-scale tragedy that leaves the community feeling shattered and vulnerable. The recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II was different in the fact that her passing impacted more than a local community. She was a figure recognized on a global scale. Her passing struck at the heart of many around the world, regardless of how people view the UK monarchy. The days following her death resulted in large crowds gathering to publicly grieve and lament the loss of a leader who had represented a spirit of stability and calm for many. This CBC News Report shares some of the reactions of those who gathered to mourn the passing of their queen, and their questions about the future: