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Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest serving monarch, has died at 96

By: Frank Corder - September 8, 2022

Her son, Charles, will be the country’s new King. Mississippi leaders react to the news.

Queen Elizabeth II, 96, died on Thursday, peacefully at Balmoral Castle.

The Royal Family shared the news with the world soon after lunch, adding that the new King, Elizabeth’s son Charles, and his wife, Camilla, to be known as the Queen Consort, will return to London on Friday to begin the transition.

The world has not witnessed the pageantry of a United Kingdom monarch’s funeral and then the coronation of their successor in over 70 years.

Queen Elizabeth served as the country’s monarch from February 1952 through today.  She succeeded her father, George VI.  Her Husband, Prince Phillip, died last year at the age of 99.

Charles, 73 years old and the new King, issued the following statement shared on social media:

Mississippi political leaders took to social media following the announcement of Queen Elizabeth’s death.  Here are some of those comments:

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith

Senator Roger Wicker

Congressman Michael Guest


PSC Commissioner Brandon Presley

State Senator Chris McDaniel

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: