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The 22 Most Insane Things British People Have Done To Mourn The Death Of The Queen

The 22 Most Insane Things British People Have Done To Mourn The Death Of The Queen
Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington
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The death last week of Queen Elizabeth has, somewhat understandably, led to a period of national mourning in the UK.

The British public have been encouraged to mourn the death of the Queen, with many activities being postponed as a "mark of respect".

Some of the displays of affection for the late Queen, however, have been downright ridiculous.

Death of Queen Elizabeth II: Some of the craziest reactions

1. No parking your bikes in Norwich

2. No condoms from the Wetherspoon dispenser

3. Kids' ride halted in service station

4. No Champions League anthem in Liverpool

In fairness, the vast majority of the crowd at Anfield observed the minute's silence impeccably. Still, it was an incredibly strange feeling to see a massive Champions League game against Ajax kick-off without hearing the iconic tournament theme music (especially as it is based on the music used during royal coronations...)



5. Football games postponed unnecessarily

Football took a break last week in the immediate aftermath of the Queen's death. At a professional level, it seemed unnecessary - especially in the midst of an unusually crowded season - while the decision to halt children's and grassroots games seemed even more so.

Of course, Eton appeared to go ahead with their game...

READ HERE: The Strangest Reasons Premier League Games Have Been Postponed


6. Kids' fairs cancelled

7. The weather has also been cancelled, apparently

8. Royal beekeeper informs bees of Queen's death

9. Perfect memorial workout planned


10. Everything about Wayne Lineker's tribute

11. Phone booths draped in black

12. Center Parcs theme parks closed "as mark of respect"

13. The Paddington Grim Reaper cartoon

14. The guy who got a tattoo of the Paddington Grim Reaper cartoon

15. People being asked not to bring Paddington teddies to Buckingham Palace

16. The BBC reassuring the public that Paddington is not, in fact, real

17. Just all of the Paddington stuff, honestly

18. No beeps at the tills in Morrisons

19. A change to the McDonalds self-service machines

20. No laughter at the BBC for a week

21. No films at Vue cinemas - but they will be showing the Queen's funeral

All Vue cinemas will cancel their scheduled film screenings on Monday, but they will show the Queen's funeral live.

Mourners will not be permitted to buy snacks or drinks (no, seriously).

22. No flights in or out of Heathrow

SEE ALSO: James McClean Stands Apart From Teammates During Minute's Silence For Queen

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