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The Queen has died. Long live the king? The news coverage is massive of course, but there's quite a few of them with little to say yet. The BBC has just informed us that "Aberdeen airport is 45 miles from Balmoral", and there are many articles full of phrases like "traditionally x has happened" and "we can expect to see y".

Still, it's something of a meaningful moment, I think. Hopefully it's the start of the process for Australia to become a republic. Hopefully someone's hanging out with the corgis in their time of sadness. I don't think I'll extract her maj's portrait from its storage.