Jaki Pickett, a Scottish restaurant owner, witnessed her shop being vandalized by an angry mob after she celebrated the death of Queen Elizabeth II by putting up a video on Facebook of her opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate the former English monarch’s death. Picket also held up a chalkboard in front of her establishment that read “Lizard Liz is dead and London Bridge has fallen”. Despite the repercussions, Pickett has gone on to say to Press and Journal that she does not regret her decision.

Who is Jaki Pickett?

Jacki Pickett is the owner of a fish-and-chips restaurant called Jaki’s Fish and Chip Shop at Muir of Ord in the Scottish Highlands. Her store front was vandalised by locals using eggs and ketchup for her celebration post the queen’s death. 

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Although much is not known about her personal life, The Scottish Sun has confirmed that Pickett was born in Germany and is a grandmother of two.

Pickett has also lost her membership of the National Federation of Fish Friers following this incident. The Federation also issued a statement in this regard, saying that Pickett’s actions did not reflect their sentiments. The statement read, “The NFFF has been made aware of social media posts made by one of our members that are in extremely bad taste and completely against all of the values our organisation and industry hold dear.”

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Queen Elizabeth II passed away at Balmoral in Scotland after ruling as England’s monarch for a period of 75 years. She was the longest-serving British monarch in history and has now been replaced by her son, King Charles III

The queen’s death also brought her two grandsons together. Princes William and Harry were photographed meeting people who had come to show solidarity during the Royal mourning, along with their wives Catherine and Meghan, outside the Windsor estate.