Waitrose & Partners Weekend Issue 617

7 22 SEPTEMBER 2022 News&Views Photography: Samir Hussein/WireImage DAWN OF A NEW ERA Perched high on an adult’s shoulders to take in the sea of people surrounding her, this little girl at the gates of Buckingham Palace is one of millions who turned out to pay their last respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Dressed in a replica red jacket and hat, similar to the uniformof The King’s Guard – renamed in honour of the newmonarch, His Majesty King Charles III – she is witnessing the end of an era. When The Queen herself was a similar age, she would have had little idea that she would one day inspire millions of admirers around the world, particularly women and girls who would look on her as a role model – bright, committed and astute. This occasion alsomarks a time for optimism and new beginnings, with the newKing now at the helm. “My mother’s reign was unequalled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion,” said The King at his proclamation. “In taking up these responsibilities, I shall strive to follow the inspiring example that I have been set.” The big picture