Knitters pay tribute to the Queen in the sweetest way

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Photo credit: Mark Kerrison - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Kerrison - Getty Images

Knitters and crocheters across the UK have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in the sweetest way – with knitted post box toppers. Featuring knitted queens, corgis and crowns, the royal-themed yarn bombing is an adorable tribute to Her Majesty.

The Queen passed away on Thursday 8 September at Balmoral, Scotland, aged 96. Mourners paid their respects at royal residencies, including Windsor, Buckingham Palace, Sandringham and Balmoral, leaving floral tributes and cards. There is also a digital book of condolence available on the Royal family website. People queued for many hours to see Her Majesty lying-in-state at Westminster Hall ahead of the state funeral on Monday, 19 September.

Yarn bombers have also been paying tribute by creating knitted likenesses of the Queen, which have appeared across the country in tribute to the monarch.

Yarn bombing is a form of street art using knitting and crochet. Often used to adorn post boxes, woolly creations can also be found decorating railings, lampposts and bollards.

We have seen royal-themed yarn bombing before, including for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, which marked her 70-year reign. Since the Queen passed away, knitted tributes to Her Majesty with touching details have been pictured.

A black post box topper with a knitted Queen wearing a grey outfit and carrying a handbag was spotted in the Scottish village of Ballater, Aberdeenshire, which the Queen's coffin travelled through on its journey from Balmoral to Edinburgh. The detailed post box topper also featured a knitted white flower and a Thank You note.

Photo credit: PAUL ELLIS - Getty Images
Photo credit: PAUL ELLIS - Getty Images

A postbox topper in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II was also spotted outside Windsor Castle.

Photo credit: Mark Kerrison - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mark Kerrison - Getty Images

And it wasn't just postboxes seen adorned with the tributes – on Sunday, a knitted doll representing the late Queen was also pictured attached to barriers lining the procession route, ahead of the funeral.

Photo credit: MARCO BERTORELLO - Getty Images
Photo credit: MARCO BERTORELLO - Getty Images

Pictures of knitted and crocheted postbox toppers in tribute to the Queen have been snapped elsewhere, too, with passersby sharing the dedications on social media.



Although easily removed, without permission, yarn bombing can be considered illegal. If you want to create your own yarn bomb tribute, it's best to seek permission first.

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