Offbeat: An Elizabeth II lookalike retired after 34 years of good and loyal services

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for more than three decades, she embodied it in the cinema and on television. Mary Reynolds, eighty-nine years, was for 34 years the double of the deceased queen Elizabeth II. And when a Russian television channel contacted her to replace the monarch after his death Thursday, almost nonagenarian declined the invitation, reports Newsweek . After the disappearance of the queen, Mary Reynolds decided to retire.

It was a great privilege to look like her because I think she is so incredible, she told the PA agency. But it's a change of era now, for me. And out of respect, I do not think that it is necessary to continue to imitate it ”. If the decision to leave her role as doubles made Mary Reynolds " very sad ", she does not however resolve to separate from her royal outfits: " They have been part of my life for so long ... "

After more than 70 years of reign, Queen Elizabeth II, the most famous monarch on the planet, died Thursday at 96 years in her Scottish castle of Balmoral , surrounded by her relatives. A wave of tributes swept through many leaders from around the world.

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