Kanye West decides to let go of grudges following Queen Elizabeth's death
Brands and councils have joined the world in mourning the devastating news that the Queen has died aged 96.
In an announcement that shook the world on September 8, Buckingham Palace said Elizabeth II had passed "peacefully" at her Balmoral home with family by her side.
Family members, celebrities and politicians led the heartfelt tributes, with new King Charles III paying homage to his "darling mama" in a statement to the nation.
He said her loss brought great sadness and a "sense of loss, beyond measure" before vowing "to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life."
Many events across the UK have been cancelled or postponed as a symbol of respect for the longest-reigning monarch. Brands have since turned to Twitter with their own sentiments that have left people with mixed feelings.
For instance, Norwich City Council closed a bike rack from 9 September to 21 to mark the "royal period of mourning".
While the sign has come as a surprise to some, there's a little more context...
One local explained: "It is outside a town hall where people are queuing to sign a book of condolence to the Queen and are laying flowers there, so they've shut one bike rack as people are queueing past it."
Another chimed in: "Can understand it for the royal proclamation, but not for 12 whole days."
\u201cBecause of the royal period of mourning, you can\u2019t lock your bike to a cycle rack in Norwich.\u201d
— Jeremy Hutchinson (@Jeremy Hutchinson)
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A launch of a new NFT project celebrating David Bowie, ‘Bowie On The Blockchain’, has also been halted until the mourning period is over.
"Thought this was a wind-up at first," one user shared, before adding: "Sadly, it’s not."
\u201cIn accordance with ancient royal tradition, no pop star-related NFTs may be sold to the realm\u2019s subjects until the period of mourning is over.\u201d
Legoland marked the Queen's passing by closing their resort and making a Lego version of the Queen– but some weren't pleased by the Lego statue.
"Small plastic brick modelling and play = disrespectful," one said, while another called it a "creepy faceless lego Queen."
\u201cWe are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with all the Royal Family at this deeply sad time. \n\nOut of respect the Resort will be closed tomorrow. If you're due to visit you will receive an email about your booking.\u201d
People were left scratching their heads from a sex toy shop sentiment to the Queen. They turned to Twitter to express their sadness and vowed to hold off tweeting from the account "for the next few days."
\u201cEveryone associated with Jimmy's Dildo Emporium is saddened with the news that HM Queen Elizabeth II has passed. As a mark of respect, we will not tweet from this account for the next few days.\u201d
An event that encourages motorists to give up their cars for a day to enjoy streets free of motor traffic, has been postponed.
The "celebration" in Hammersmith has been set back – and roads will remain open for drivers.
"This is reaching the point where I'm afraid I can no more distinguish between what's parody and what's real," one user responded, while another reiterated: "Really???? This getting out of control!"
\u201cPlease be aware that, following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, today's scheduled Car Free Day celebration in Hammersmith has been postponed.\n \nAs a result, King Street will now remain open to motorists.\u201d