《闲话英伦》-英国人为什么排队15个小时,也要送别女王奶奶

《闲话英伦》-英国人为什么排队15个小时,也要送别女王奶奶

2022-09-23    13'24''

主播: 英文小酒馆 LHH

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可以搜索公号【璐璐的英文小酒馆】加入社群,查看文稿和其他精彩内容哦~ Hi everyone, and welcome back to Britain Under the Microscope. 欢迎回来【闲话英伦】 Hi, 安澜. Hi Lulu, hi everyone. 安澜, every time I start the program by asking you what are we gonna talk about today, can I propose a topic? Sure. So lately, one of the biggest news in the world is the death of your queen. And actually, when I was doing my Tuesday live streaming, 我周二晚上直播的时候, 正好有小伙伴问到我这个问题就是说how do British people feel about this?So I thought can we talk about that? It's a really, really interesting topic. It's a topic that we've been obviously discussing a lot in the UK because this is the first time we've ever had to deal with this situation for over 70 years. That's actually, first of all, the queen passed away on September the 8th. I know that she was 96 years old, and she had been on the throne for, you said, over 70 years. Just 70 years, she actually had a Platinum Jubilee this year. Platinum Jubilee is 70 years. Yep. You have Diamond Jubilee which is 60 years, and then Golden Jubilee which is 50 years. I see. It's impressive, I mean, a few days ago, she was still working, she was still seen in public meeting up with the new prime minister that was impressive, especially thinking about her age and health conditions. Yeah, and that I would say is probably one of the most shocking things because we could see in the pictures of the queen was very frail. She obviously aged a lot, but we still thought that she was relatively healthy. Because she was working at her age. She passed away at a place called Balmoral? She passed away at Balmoral Castle, which is in the Highlands of Scotland. It's actually one of her favorite residences; and it's where she goes or where she went I should say on her summer holidays. I see, so like it's private, it's like her private home, one of her private homes. It's not owned by the states, all of other…most of other palaces are owned by the government or owned by the nation. But Balmoral is actually her private residences. Actually to think about, to most people in the UK, well, at least people under the age of 70, this was the only queen, only monarch they knew. And we can talk a little bit about what people think towards the end of the episode. But I would say that's the key part really, because she's the only queen that most people have ever known, and also she's just always been there. We can talk about people's reaction in a bit. But what's the nation's reaction?Did you set aside…I think I’ve heard it somewhere that a lot of the government business is closed for like a period of time? As soon as the death was announced, Britain went into official mourning. 就是国丧期. And how long was that? That was until Monday. I see So until the day of the funeral, and what happens during this time is that most events are cancelled, TV schedules change, so watching the BBC and other UK channels, pretty much it was 24-hour coverage about the queen. The other thing that I’ve noticed is there was this ceremony where people could go to see the coffin and then to say their final goodbyes. Yep. It's actually called lie in state or lying in state where the coffin is displayed to the public, and people can walk past and pay their respects. I see. So lie in state就指的葬礼前让人们可以去公开的吊唁. Yes. It's not the same as in maybe for example China because you don't actually see the body. It's not the open casket. It's not an open casket, it’s a close casket. And you can walk past and view and pay your respects. So because she passed away in Scotland, she was first laid in state in Edinburgh as the queen of Scotland. Oh, it’s…because it’s separate. 可以搜索公号【璐璐的英文小酒馆】加入社群,查看文稿和其他精彩内容哦~