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British shop in Simsbury mourns loss of Queen Elizabeth II

Many customers have stopped by A Spoonful of Britain in Simsbury to take a picture with the cardboard cutout of the queen.

SIMSBURY, Conn. — Since Queen Elizabeth's passing on Thursday, a local business in Simsbury has been getting a lot of attention. 

A Spoonful of Britain on Railroad Street opened on June 1, which was the weekend of the Platinum Jubilee. 

The small but colorful shop sells British groceries and home décor. 

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Not to mention, there is also a popular cardboard cutout of the queen and the owners encourage customers to take a picture with her. 

One of the owners explained why the queen was such an iconic leader and the impact her death will have on the British population. 

"She has been just almost the backbone of the country I think. She has always been there. We've looked to her guidance on a lot of things over the years and so many things that she's lived through," said Carly Kyd, co-owner of A Spoonful of Britain. 

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The store had a good selection of items commemorating Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, but many customers have been quick to buy them.

Carmen Chau is an anchor and reporter at FOX61 News. She can be reached at cchau@fox61.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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