Professor puts queen’s long reign into historical context

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With the queen’s death, the UK now enters into mourning, and at least ten days of carefully choreographed pageantry that has been in the planning for years. That plan is codenamed “London Bridge” by Buckingham Palace.

Chris Kyle, a professor at Syracuse University, talked about the perspective

Large crowds are expected to pay their respects as she lies in state in parliament.

World leaders will begin arriving in the UK to pay their tributes before the queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

“She’s been on the British throne for 70 years. She’s the longest-ever reigning monarch, the oldest monarch ever to rule England, or Great Britain,” said Kyle. “This is a person who’s lived through and met 15 prime ministers of the United Kingdom, and 14 presidents of the United States.”

The queen will be buried in Windsor Castle, the home of Britain’s kings and queens for more than 1,000 years.

DIGITAL EXTRA: Extended interview with Chris Kyle

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