Some British ex-pats on the Central and South Coasts find ways to pay respects to the Queen
The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London Monday morning.
For some of those who didn’t get up at 3 a.m. our time to watch the funeral of the British Monarch live, watching it at lunchtime in a Ventura County British pub was the preferred option.
Customers at the Crown and Anchor in Thousand Oaks, like Robert Atkinson and his wife Sylvia, watched the ceremony this lunchtime.
"We were around when King George died," said Robert. "We've gone through her being crowned and now she's died."
"It's a sad occasion but it's brought people together by the looks of it," added Sylvia.
"And I love to see the boys [the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex] together, that brought tears to my eyes," she said.
So even though it may be thousands of miles away, it was still an emotional day for these ex-pats who still call her their Queen.