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Your Saturday Briefing: From the Queen to California’s Challenge

Something for the weekend

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, during the State Opening of Parliament on October 14, 2019 in London.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, during the State Opening of Parliament on October 14, 2019 in London.

Photographer: WPA Pool/Getty Images

Well, hello there.

The death of Queen Elizabeth II this week marked a major milestone for many around the world. For Britons like Bloomberg Opinion’s Adrian Wooldridge, her passing feels like the loss of a family member. While Therese Raphael explains why Americans have vastly different reactions to the Royal Family and how it feels like to mourn Britain’s longest-serving monarch as a non-Brit.