On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland aged 96, following 70 years on the throne. The UK actually celebrated her Platinum Jubilee marking this momentous anniversary on the throne, with an extended holiday weekend at the start of June.
Mayor Andre Charles Dickens has issued a statement mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth, and announces two Atlantan skyline icons set to illuminate tonight, honoring her life and legacy.
The statement reads, “The City of Atlanta joins the world in mourning the loss of the Queen. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family, the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms.”
It continues, “The Queen served her country for 70 years and her loss will be greatly felt around the globe. I send my condolences to the British Consulate General Atlanta, the UK residents who now make their home in Atlanta and the residents of our sister city, Newcastle upon Tyne.”
The statement concludes confirming the illumination of Atlanta City Hall and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on the evening of her dead (pictured above).