Among the crowd were also people with ties and ancestry from other Commonwealth countries.
“Despite my Pakistani roots, I was born here and felt like I was part of the Commonwealth at one point, many years ago now, but I still have that affinity for the royal family,” Rifat said. Soyfoo.
“I thought it was the ultimate opportunity to pay tribute,” added Soyfoo. “Everyone keeps saying, ‘The Queen God bless her soul worked tirelessly, so selflessly,’ [and talking about] how she brought the nation together, no matter what creed, color, community you come from.”
“She gave us so much,” said Chris Imafidon, a Nigerian British teacher. .”