Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died in Scotland at Balmoral Castle on Sept. 8. London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral held a public service to honor the Queen on the first day of UK’s 10-day period of mourning.

Elizabeth, 96, was a symbol of stability and continuity — even through royal scandals, the contraction of the British Empire and massive changes around the world. Read more: . Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:

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