Google puts its logo in black to mark the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Google has made its homepage logo black in the UK to coincide with the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

UK internet users woke up to an all-black version of the Google logo to mark the Queen’s funeral on September 19, which was attended by dignitaries from around the world.

The logo, which is usually blue, red, yellow and green, was accompanied by a black ribbon with the text “Thank you, Madam” as well as a link that took visitors to a webpage summarizing the queen’s legacy . , who died on September 8 aged 92 after leading the UK for more than 70 years.

Hovering over the logo also revealed a text box that read: “Queen Elizabeth II: 1926-2022.”

The black bow has also been included on Google’s homepage for some of the other Commonwealth countries, including Canada and Australia.

The black logo is a change after more than a week of UK users seeing a gray version of the logo, which was put in place when the Queen’s death was announced on September 8.

Google removed the color from its logo before

Google often creates animated or interactive versions of its logo on its homepage, which it calls Google Doodles, to commemorate significant events and people.

The Google Doodle marked a wide range of events, including the centenary of the Bauhaus design school, the memory of Iranian architect Zaha Hadid and the birthday of American urban planner Jane Jacobs.

The first Google Doodle was rolled out in 1998 by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to mark their participation in that year’s Burning Man festival.

However, the American tech brand is taking a darker approach to marking significant deaths.

The logo turned gray before, to mark the passing of former US President George HW Bush. The American tech company also uses a gray version of its logo on commemorative days like Memorial Day in the United States.

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