The Queen has died, which is sad, but not unexpected. A 96 year old dying is not an unlikely event.
What is happening now is that various institutions are going to use the event to claim relevance in the modern world.
– The Church of England
– The Commonwealth
– The BBC
– The British Government
All of these are going to exaggerate their own worth.
We are going to have 10 days of official mourning.
The day that Diana died the BBC cancelled all normal broadcasting. This included the Shipping Forecast, which is essential for nautical travel. We need to watch that this time thing are handled better.