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61 x 46 cms, acrylic on board, framed.

As the world knows, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second died on the 8th of September 2022, after a lifetime of dedicated service to the British nation and Commonwealth. I watched most of the following week’s events unfold on television, but the image that stuck most in my mind was the hearse’s lonely journey from RAF Northolt to Buckingham Palace along the drab streets of West London, accompanied by a trio of police motorcycle outriders.          Sic transit gloria mundi . . .

Following the funeral a theme of ‘Pageantry’ was suggested at the September meeting of Pirbright Art Club. This was my tiny homage to a great woman.