An Italian newsreader struggled to keep her emotions at bay while reporting on the Queen’s death
The journalist highlighted the importance of Her Majesty on the world stage during her 70-year reign, minutes after Buckingham Palace announced her death yesterday.
She spoke of the Queen’s success in suppressing her own political views, an exception being his opposition to Margaret Thatcher’s refusal to apply sanctions to apartheid South Africa.
As the reporter went on, she grew more and more emotional, struggling to finish her sentences.
Speaking in Italian, she said: “Let’s go live in London with these images, let’s go to Buckingham Palace, here’s the live video.
“This is Buckingham Palace, if I’m not mistaken. The flag here is at half mast. Queen Elizabeth II is dead.
“She was a woman who was an integral part of the 20th century and an integral part of the lives of her subjects.
“She was in her position for 70 years, many Britons have never known another reign.
On the issue of apartheid, the presenter said: “It may be the only time she has expressed her political views. She has always respected the custom of members of the royal family to suppress their political beliefs.
The Queen’s death dominated media coverage around the world.