Well-loved monarch gets tributes from A-1 celebrities

‘Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day, and I will miss her dearly’

Dame Helen Mirren (left) with Queen Elizabeth II during a performing arts reception to celebrate young people at Buckingham Palace on 9 May 2011. | Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

September 12, 2022

The world continues to grieve over the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the second longest monarch to reign.

Apart from flower offerings her constituents have been leaving for her outside Balmoral Castle and the Buckingham Palace, dignitaries and celebrities from the United Kingdom and beyond paid their respects to the late queen through kind words.

Floral tributes Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (left) his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (second from left), Britain’s Prince William, Prince of Wales (second from right) and his wife Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales, (right) admire the floral tributes laid in memory of Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday. | Kirsty O’Connor / POOL/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Janet Jackson shared a photo on Instagram of her shaking hands with Queen Elizabeth with the caption, “May you rest in peace, Queen.”

English actor Dame Helen Mirren also made a tribute post to the queen, saying, “I am proud to be an Elizabethan. We mourn a woman, who, with or without the crown was the epitome of nobility.” Mirren portrayed Queen Elizabeth in the 2006 film The Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II meets Sir Elton John backstage as British singer Robbie Williams (right) watches during the Diamond Jubilee Concert outside Buckingham Palace in London on 4 June 2012. | DAVE THOMPSON/POOL/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Elton John penned a sweet note to her majesty. It reads: “Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing. She was an inspiring presence to be around and led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency, and a genuine caring warmth.

Sir Paul McCartney shows Queen Elizabeth II his paintings during a visit to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, 25 July 2002. | MARC GIDDINGS / POOL / AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

“Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day, and I will miss her dearly.”

The specific date of Her Majesty’s funeral has yet to be disclosed but now King Charles III wishes to observe royal mourning until seven days after her death on 8 September.

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