in video, the spectacular tribute of the British to Elizabeth II for the New Year

Nearly 100,000 people gathered in London to watch a fireworks display in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. (UK, January 1, 2022.) Screenshot

While celebrating, the British nevertheless forgot their sovereign, who died on September 8.

As in France, the United Kingdom also celebrated its passage in 2023. In London, nearly 100,000 people gathered on the night of December 31 to January 1 to watch the traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks display, dedicated to “love and unity”. When the Big Ben struck the twelve strokes of midnight, thousands of light beams shot up in the sky of the capital, while drones wrote between the stars these words: “2023 with love from London”.

To come back to the highlights of this past year, the British also wanted to pay tribute to their queen, Elizabeth II, died in Balmoral on September 8, at the age of 96. To do this, drones represented in the sky a coin with the face of the late monarch.

War in Ukraine

It was then the turn of his son, the new king Charles III, to be honored. The voice of the sovereign resounded in the city, thanks to a recorded message. The latter recalled the importance of ecology and the need to protect the planet. A thought was also given to the Ukrainians, who have been in conflict for several months with Vladimir Putin’s Russian troops. Finally, the show congratulated the victory of the English football team at the Women’s Euro, as reported BFM TV .

In video, the speech of Queen Elizabeth II on 1992, the annus horribilis