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Memorial to Queen Elizabeth II grows outside British consulate in Manhattan as reaction pours in

NEW YORK – New Yorkers are responding to the dying of Queen Elizabeth II

A memorial has been arrange outside the British consulate in Manhattan, the place, as CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reviews, there’s been an outpouring of help – a rising show of flags, and flowers. 

The memorial solely a part of the tributes to the queen. There’s additionally a condolence e-book contained in the consulate. 

The doorways opened to the general public Friday morning, and folks have been lining up to pay their respects. 

Matthew Jones was among the many first to signal the e-book, leaving a heartfelt message. 

“Thank you. Thank you for 70 years. She said she’d give everything she had way back in 1952, and she certainly did that,” Jones mentioned. 

Jones, a London resident, is in New York City for work. He felt compelled to cease on the British consulate a day after the queen’s passing. 

“As soon as I heard the news, I looked up and saw this was something you could do today. And I thought that it was something I know I should do,” Jones mentioned. 

“Louis XIV was king of France 1643-1715. She was queen 70 years. I was hoping she would break that record,” mentioned Long Island City resident William Sabino. 

Mayor Eric Adams additionally shared his help, bringing flowers, and a particular message. 

“I believe the entire globe is feeling the loss of someone who not only ruled a nation, but played a stabilizing force in our lives. We’re going to miss her,” Adams mentioned. 

One by one, folks added love to the rising memorial by means of flowers, flags a and images – a tribute to a frontrunner who by no means wavered. 

“Her death marks the end of an era of history of the world. I think we were lucky to have her, and lucky to have her as an example of leadership,” mentioned Manhattan resident John-Morgan Bush. 

“I think it was said today back in parliament in the UK that she didn’t reign over us, but she stood with us, and she represented the best of British, but also the best of being a good person. And I think that will be remembered,” Jones mentioned. 

Gov. Kathy Hochul can be anticipated to cease by Friday. 

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