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Google Maps makes sombre change after the Queen's death

Birmingham Mail 22/09/2022 James Rodger
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Google Maps has made a sad and sombre change following the Queen’s death. The service used to have an "Easter Egg" whenever you used Street View.

'PegMa'am' was introduced in 2015. It meant, whenever you were near Buckingham Palace, the cursor would transform into a portrait fo Her Majesty.

Google has quietly dropped the feature after the monarch died aged 96 at Balmoral earlier this month. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II used to be granted a special spot when users hovered near her residences.

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As well as Buckingham Palace, the cute change was also made when users were near Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral. As the red pin locates the destination, scan to the right hand side of the page where the zoom buttons are present.

Underneath, there is usually a person-shaped marker which users can drag to particular positions on the map. But near royal houses, it became the Queen.

She can be seen wearing a crown and a blue sash, on top of a silver dress. The feature went viral a few years back, when users spotted it.

Since her death, the country has gone through a number of changes - including QCs becoming KCs, and the national anthem changing to God Save Our King.


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