As news of Queen Elizabeth’s passing broke, people in the UK took to the gates of both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle to pay their respects to the monarch.

As mourners gathered arm-in-arm to remember their Queen, they were graced with an emotional and magical sight.

A spectacular double rainbow appeared over the dreary skies of London, with devastated Brits saying the Queen “sent us a sign” and that she has “really left us”.

The double rainbow even appeared over the Victoria memorial, prompting some to say it is “Queen Elizabeth with Prince Phillip”.

One twitter user said, “The rainbow at Windsor Castle made me cry. The rainbow Queen sent us a sign.”

Another said, “A rainbow breaks out, as the Union Jack is lowered to half-mast at Windsor tonight. A remarkable image. Farewell, Ma’am.”

The monarch was under medical supervision due to her deteriorating health but unfortunately died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8th at 8:30pm local time (3:30am AEDT).

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” The Royal Family tweeted.

“The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

The public was notified of her death through the traditional form of a formal message placed on an easel on the railings outside the Palace.

Image credits: Getty Images / BBC News

This article first appeared on OverSixty.