Today’s news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen came not so much as a shock, due to her age, but as a monumental change in the history of the UK.
Rangers of course have a picture of her proudly framed in the dressing room at Ibrox, and were one of the first clubs in the country to express our sincere sorrow at her passing, but the changes this will cause to life in the UK, while subtle, are far and wide.
Her picture in that dressing room may either change to King Charles III, or he’ll be added to his mother’s portrait, a fine dual royal homage, but it’s the more wider changes UK society may struggle to get used to.
The national anthem changing to God Save the King is a big one, and at Ibrox fans will have to remember the change in both gender and title as they belt it out in gusto as always.
All printed money from today onwards will now have the image of King Charles’ face and not the late Queen, albeit the cash in circulation with her resemblance will be around for a long, long time.
And stamps too will now be the King and no longer Elizabeth II.
In terms of directly affecting our club, naturally we have a big fixture v Aberdeen at the weekend, and the SPFL are set to decide on Friday if that along with the rest will go ahead – which leaves everyone completely in the dark as to their decision for around 24 hours.
But we’ll leave the rest there for now as the nation mourns.
All of us at Ibrox Noise pay our respects to Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II and Long Live The King.