The farewell of the late British Queen Elizabeth II has left its mark, writes the British magazine Spectator on Monday.
After the visit of about 250,000 people who came to greet Elizabeth for the last time, the 180-year-old floor of the British Parliament has been tarnished.
For example, the rough stone can now be seen under the smooth part in various places. The British Parliament itself speaks of “some delamination”, but with time the stains would disappear into the whole.
The Queen died on September 8. After this, her coffin was laid in state for several days in Westminster Hall in the British Parliament. Countless people lined up, often for hours, to pay a final tribute to the deceased Queen.
The floor was protected with carpets to absorb the impact of the many visitors.