From the moment the world learned of the death of Queen Elizabeth II on the evening of September 8, 2022, to the funeral held at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022, could be described as a fever dream. The city of London was still simmering with activity as it always has, but a blanket of calm and quiet sadness cloaked the streets. Citizens dressed in black and adorned in medals representing their service waited in the queue zig-zagging along the banks of the Thames to see the casket of their queen and to pay their respects to the monarch who dedicated 70 years of her life to her people. Around every street corner, people carried colorful bouquets with a sullen determination to honor their queen's passing at the floral tribute in Green Park. The police opened a space there where people piled a staggering display of thousands of flowers, gifts, thank you letters sealed or scrawled on a face mask, jars of honey, and even of stuffed animals.