All of us at Easyodds.com, together with millions of people around the globe, are mourning the passing of our longest reigning Queen, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Queen died peacefully on Thursday 8th September 2022 surrounded by her family in her Scottish estate, Balmoral.
It has been announced that most major sporting events have been paused/postponed over the weekend as the nation is in mourning to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. Horse racing will be canceled on Friday and Saturday with St Leger moved to Sunday. The Premier League, Championship and other leagues are also suspended this weekend, including Monday night matches.
Two days before her passing, new Prime Minister Liz Truss was appointed by the late Queen. Paying tribute, Truss said "the monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built, who had provided us with the stability and strength we needed." Her Royal Highness has reigned through 15 British Prime Ministers.
Here at Easyodds.com we pay our respects and offer our condolences to King Charles III and the rest of the Royal Family. We are grateful for the remarkable work and life of service Her Majesty has given us all.
Queen Elizabeth's devotion and grace in serving the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for over 70 years will never be forgotten. Her actions have inspired many generations and her legacy will last forever.
Her Majesty presided over the growth in popularity of the Monarchy. She engaged with the public and attended public events, always ensuring that she connected with everyone. She was consistently dedicated to the Commonwealth and visited each member country at least once.
On Thursday night, thousands of people gathered at Buckingham Palace to pay their respects, and state mourning is expected to last seven days after her funeral.
Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, was crowned in February 1952 when she was a young woman, meaning she reigned for 70 years and 214 days. The longest reigning monarch in British history. Queen Elizabeth undertook many duties throughout the Commonwealth countries throughout her 70 years as Queen.
Throughout World War II, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of Greece, who was serving in the Royal Navy, exchanged letters. Their romance blossomed, and they married at Westminster Abbey in November 1947, with Philip taking the title of Duke of Edinburgh.
They had a long and successful marriage of 74 years before Prince Philip's death in April 2021, aged 99. The Queen had described him as "my strength and stay".
The Queen’s and Prince Philip's first son, Charles, was born in 1948 and immediately became King on the passing of the Queen. He has chosen to use this first name in his official title, King Charles III.
Our thoughts are with the King and the rest of the Royal family.
Long live the King.