Rainbows appear above Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle following Queen’s death

‘A sign she will always be with us’: Poignant moment a DOUBLE RAINBOW appeared above Buckingham Palace and another at Windsor Castle as crowds broke into the national anthem after the Queen’s death was announced

  • Rainbows appeared above Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle as the death of the Queen was announced
  • Those hearing the news of her Majesty’s death called it a ‘sign’ and that the Her Majesty has ‘really left us’
  • A double rainbow also appeared above the Victoria Memorial with some saying it was the Queen ‘with Phillip’

A double rainbow appeared over Buckingham Palace alongside another one at Windsor Castle this afternoon, with Brits saying the Queen ‘sent us a sign’ and that she has ‘really left us’.

Shortly after the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced, a rainbow appeared to those anxiously waiting to hear the news outside of the palace gates with some saying the Queen ‘left it’ for the nation.

A double rainbow even appeared over the Victoria memorial, prompting some to say it is ‘Queen Elizabeth with Prince Phillip’.

This comes as Buckingham Palace announced today that the Queen passed away aged 96 this afternoon at Balmoral Castle.

One twitter user said: ‘The rainbow at Windsor Castle made me cry. the rainbow Queen sent us a sign.’

Another said: ‘A rainbow breaks out, as the Union Jack is lowered to half-mast at Windsor tonight. A remarkable image. Farewell, Ma’am.’

Others took it as a sign that the Queen has ‘really left us’ as the rainbows appeared shortly as the news of the monarch’s death was announced.

People have been gathering at the Queen’s estates since Buckingham Palace announced today that doctor’s were growing ‘concerned’ over her health.

The royal family have been seen rushing to Balmoral to visit Her Majesty before she died this afternoon.

Her death was confirmed at 6.30pm.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow’.

The Queen’s death will see Britain and her Commonwealth realms enter into a ten-day period of mourning as millions of her subjects in the UK and abroad come to terms with her passing.

Those on social media have expressed their sadness with the images of the rainbows, saying she has ‘left us beautiful rainbows over Balmoral and over Buckingham Palace’ and that the surprise rainbow was ‘symbolic’.

One twitter user said: ‘There was a double rainbow outside Buckingham Palace. Some here view it as a representation of the Queen and Prince Phillip.’

The Queen’s passing came more than a year after that of her beloved husband Philip, her ‘strength and guide’, who died aged 99 in April 2021.

Liz Truss addressed the nation this evening following the Queen’s death.

Ms Truss was appointed as Prime Minister by the Queen at Balmoral only two days ago.

She said: ‘We are all devastated by the news that we have just heard from Balmoral.

‘The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world.’

Liz Truss then revealed that the new King would be Charles III. There had been suggestions he might rule as King George VII, using one of his middle names.

She said: ‘It’s an extraordinary achievement to have presided with such dignity and grace for 70 years. Her life of service stretched beyond most of our living memories.

‘In return she was loved and admired by the people in the United Kingdom and all around the world.

‘She has been a personal inspiration to me and to many Britons – her devotion to duty is an example to us all.’

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