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The last goodbye: Regional titles bid farewell to Queen with identical front pages

A regional publisher has paid its own tribute to Queen Elizabeth II by printing a series of identical front pages on the day of her funeral.

The late Queen, who died on 8 September aged 96, was laid to rest at Windsor Castle following a State Funeral at Westminster Abbey this morning.

To mark the occasion, Newsquest titles up and down the UK came together to publish a unified message on their front pages in tribute to Her Majesty.

Headlined ‘The Last Goodbye,’ the unified message was carried by 25 of the publisher’s daily titles stretching from Glasgow to Brighton.


The titles also carried identical back pages containing the words from the late Queen’s moving broadcast at the height of the Covid epidemic which have now taken on a fresh poignancy in the light of her death.

Channelling the sense of hope which helped see the nation through World War Two, she said: “We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again.”
While most businesses closed to enable staff to watch the funeral, journalists across the land were reporting live to capture the mood on this historic day.

Newsquest titles are publishing a special 8-page souvenir supplement in Tuesday’s editions, including pictures from the funeral and the Queen’s ‘last journey’ from London to Windsor.

Yesterday’s daily titles also featured a new portrait of the Queen taken during this summer’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations to mark her 70 years on the throne.

The Yorkshire Post took out the whole of its front page to feature the portrait, pictured below.