Queen Elizabeth II: 20 front pages from around the world

Today is one of those days in newspaper history. A story that resonates around the world: the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Newspapers have long been planning for the death of the Queen, both for their front pages as well as special sections to mark her extraordinarily long reign. When the news came Thursday afternoon It wasn’t a huge surprise.

What was striking was the varied reactions, and rightly so. The Queen ruled for more than 70 years. She’s been around for, and involved in, a lot of history. She had been queen for almost half of Canada’s existence. To many, she is beloved. Mum. To others, she is a symbol of colonialism. Oppressor. While many mourned her passing, others celebrated. Some expressed deep sadness, while others expressed anger or joy over her death. From what I could see, newspapers, at least on the front pages, only showed reverence. Her legacy will be long debated, and should be.

But today, on this blog, as always, it’s about design. And there are some striking pages marking her death, at 96 years old. Here is a selection from around the world. No more words required.

The Guardian front page, Sept. 9, 2022
The Guardian, Sept. 9, 2022, England
Daily Mail front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Daily Mail, Sept. 9, 2022, England
The Globe and Mail front page, Sept. 9, 2022
The Globe and Mail, Sept. 9, 2022, Canada
Toronto Star front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Toronto Star, Sept. 9, 2022, Canada
National Post front page, Sept. 9, 2022
National Post, Sept. 9, 2022, Canada
Los Angeles Times front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 9, 2022, U.S.A.
Jyllands-Posten front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Jyllands-Posten, Sept. 9, 2022, Denmark
Irish Examiner front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Irish Examiner, Sept. 9, 2022, Ireland
The Irish Times front page, Sept. 9, 2022
The Irish Times, Sept. 9, 2022, Ireland
De Morgen front page, Sept. 9, 2022
De Morgen, Sept. 9, 2022, Belgium
The Royal Gazette front page, Sept. 9, 2022
The Royal Gazette, Sept. 9, 2022, Bermuda
A Tarde front page, Sept. 9, 2022
A Tarde, Sept. 9, 2022, Brazil
Politiken front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Politiken, Sept. 9, 2022, Denmark
Het Parool front page,Sept. 9, 2022
Het Parool, Sept. 9, 2022, Netherlands
Algemeen Dagblad front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Algemeen Dagblad, Sept. 9, 2022, Netherlands
Vanguardia front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Vanguardia, Sept. 9, 2022, Colombia
Tampa Bay Times front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Tampa Bay Times, Sept. 9, 2022, U.S.A.
Frettabladid front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Frettabladid, Sept. 9, 2022, Iceland
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette front page, Sept. 9, 2022
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 9, 2022, U.S.A.
USA Today front page, Sept. 9, 2022
USA Today, Sept. 9, 2022

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