NEW YORK (Reuters) – The life of Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, is celebrated in a new comic strip from TidalWave Comics, covering her public and private life, big events, family scandals and seizures.
The Queen died on September 8 aged 96 and was laid to rest alongside her beloved husband Prince Philip on September 19 after a day in which Britain and the world left her bid a final farewell, in a dazzling spectacle of pomp and ceremony.
The 30-page glossy paper, part of the publisher’s “Tribute” series, begins with the royal beekeeper informing the palace hive of the queen’s death, an age-old tradition rooted in superstition about the production of Honey.
“I wanted to start small – the legend of the bees – and end big – the funeral seen by millions around the world,” co-writer Michael Frizell said in a statement. “It was an apt way to describe his 70-year reign.”
Political cartoons about world leaders
Among the 2,000 congregations in Westminster Abbey, where monarchs have been married, buried and crowned for the past 1,000 years, were some 500 presidents, prime ministers, foreign royals and dignitaries.
The book, released Wednesday, is available digitally and in hard and soft covers.
(Reporting by Alicia Powell; Editing by Richard Chang)
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