Queen’s death sees Americans flock to British pub to raise a glass in honour

American mourners have flocked to a British pub in Florida in reaction to the news of the Queen's death.

Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 on September 8 causing heartbreak across the world.

People from South Florida in the US travelled to a British pub in Sunrise to remember the long-serving monarch and talk about her legacy while raising a glass to "the woman who was always there".

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The King’s Head British Pub on North University Drive saw a steady stream of patrons going in and out after news of Her Majesty's death broke on Thursday.

One mourner, Josh Fischburg, told 7News: “It’s like the passing of our mom, really. You know, she’s always been in our lives and just about anybody else you can imagine."

Paul Finlayson, also wanting to remember the Queen, said: “When it actually happens, like any death, it hits you, like anyone dying, family. She’d, like, become part of the family.”

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The British pub was a place were the bereaved felt most comfortable following the news.

Linda Wise, who owns the British market next to The King’s Head pub, said: "She’s just a strong lady. She’s gone through everything. When we got the news late tonight, it was like total disbelief.

"She’s been with me through all my life, from being born. She’s always been there and with a lot of Brits."

Those who spoke with 7News said they have high hopes for Charles III and his reign, though they concede it simply will not be the same.


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