A sea of ​​flowers and hugs: London cleans up after the Queen’s funeral

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A sea of ​​flowers and hugs
London cleans up after Queen’s funeral

Almost three weeks have passed since the Queen’s death. And everyday life is gradually returning to the streets of London. Hundreds of helpers are now busy removing people’s bereavement gifts in the form of flowers, letters or teddy bears.

How many people mourned the late Queen Elizabeth II is not only apparent from the miles of queues in front of Westminster Hall or the record viewing figures at the state funeral. A week after the funeral, bouquets of flowers, letters and photographs still line the streets of Britain in many places in Britain. And countless plush figures of the popular British children’s book character Paddington Bear were also thrown out in honor of the monarch. But what happens to the symbolic expressions of mourning?


Many Paddington plushes are also among the funeral gifts.

(Photo: AP)

Hundreds of volunteers are now busy cleaning up the streets after the official end of the Queen’s mourning period. The flowers, which are currently being transported to Kensington Gardens according to the “Daily Mail”, are therefore given a symbolic honour: “We thought it appropriate to continue the story of the flower gifts,” said Andrew Williams, the head of the royal family. parks, cited. The flowers are therefore processed into compost and thus form the basis for new life.

“The mulch obtained from the organic matter will enrich the soil of the royal parks for years to come. In this way, the flowers will continue to bring joy to the millions of visitors to the royal parks in the future” – including the “bees and butterflies”.

“And thanks for everything”

However, secondary use is not so simple with the other funeral gifts. So no decision has yet been made on what to do with the countless letters, photos and drawings, the Daily Mail writes. This also applies to the stuffed animals, which are collected separately and initially kept in storage areas within the parks.

The fact that Paddington Bear has become a symbol of mourning for the Queen has to do with a charming video made in the context of Elizabeth II’s 70th anniversary. In it, the clumsy bear and the queen drink tea together and discover that they have a penchant for jam sandwiches. “Happy birthday, ma’am,” Paddington says at the end. “And thanks for everything.”

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