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Las Vegas woman shares experience in London when news broke of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– A Las Vegas woman shared her experience with 8 News Now, whereas she was on a visit to London because the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death Thursday. 

“I have never experienced,” Anjaneen Simenson recalled. “I have nothing to compare this to.”

Simenson lives right here regionally however was in London when the news got here out of Britain’s longest reigning monarch’s passing. She described your entire nation’s shock and unhappiness, as she went to Buckingham Palace to pay her respects. 

“I couldn’t believe it happened while I’m here,” Simenson mentioned. “They started tearing up and sniffles and tears, and then their phones started ringing.”

Here in Las Vegas, dozens, together with England native Brett Sullivan, gathered to honor the queen from afar on the Crown & Anchor Pub. 

“A very very sad day,” Sullivan mentioned. “And I’ve been talking to friends around the world.”

As a member of the navy, he served with Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, and met, now King Charles III, however calls the queen an irreplaceable image. 

“Just a great ambassador for our country,” he added. “And she will be sorely missed.”

She is each mourned and remembered in the United Kingdom and all world wide. 

“I’m not British, but it’s still the queen,” Simenson concluded. “The queen still died.”

Simenson informed 8 News Now the British National Anthem was enjoying on the radio when the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death broke in London, and the lyrics rapidly modified from ‘God Save the Queen to ‘God Save the King,’ in honor of now King Charles III.

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