Celebrities React to Queen Elizabeth’s Death

Celebrities across the pond and beyond are heartbroken over the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Elton John, who was knighted by Her Royal Highness in 1998, said in an Instagram statement that he, like the rest of Britain, was “deeply saddened” to hear of the Queen’s passing on Thursday.

“She was an inspiring presence to be around, leading the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a genuine caring warmth,” the lead singer of “Candle In the Wind,” who developed a close friendship had added with the late Princess Diana.

John, 75, also noted that Queen Elizabeth had been a “big part” of his life from “childhood to this day,” concluding, “I will miss her very much.”

A black and white photograph of Queen Elizabeth and Elton John.
Elton John paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth, whom he will “dearly miss” after her death.
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Fellow Briton Ozzy Osbourne, who starred on the Queen’s Jubilee in 2002, also took to social media to express his condolences.

“I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest queen,” the 73-year-old Black Sabbath rocker. tweeted on Thursday. “It is with a heavy heart that I say it would be devastating for England without Queen Elizabeth II.”

Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for portraying Queen Elizabeth in the 2006 film ‘The Queen’, paid tribute in an Instagram post.

“I am proud to be an Elizabethan,” she wrote. “We mourn a woman who, with or without the crown, was the epitome of nobility.”

In her own Instagram post, Victoria Beckham echoed what an “incredibly sad” day it was for all who loved the long-reigning monarch.

“Today is a very sad day, not only for our country, but for the whole world. I am deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Monarch, Her Majesty The Queen,” wrote the former Spice Girl.

“She will be remembered for her unwavering loyalty and service and my thoughts are with the Royal Family at this incredibly sad time.”

Elle Macpherson posted to Instagram a photo of her meeting with the Queen in 2011, capping it with two poignant quotes from the now-deceased monarch.

“I don’t know any formula for success. But over the years, I’ve found that some qualities of leadership are universal and often involve finding ways to encourage people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work. together,” wrote the Australian model 58, citing the Queen.

She added: “Let’s not take ourselves too seriously. None of us have a monopoly on wisdom. Queen Elizabeth II.”

Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with model Elle Macpherson.
Elle Macpherson shared two quotes from Queen Elizabeth II that influenced her in her tribute.
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In the US, actress Jennifer Garner posted an image of a young Queen Elizabeth and wrote on Instagram: “What an elegant, incredible woman.”

Whoopi Goldberg too voiced via Twitterwriting: “Several years ago I met Queen Elizebeth at The Royal Variety Performance of 2009. When she approached me all I could think of was WTH?? I’m an American guy from the projects and I’m in the company of the Queen of England. I was impressed. Rest in peace. God protect the king.”

Maria Shriver, who comes from what many call the American royal family, the Kennedys, paid tribute to Her Royal Highness with a slideshow of photos from her reign.

“It’s the end of an era,” the 66-year-old journalist captioned the video. “What a [sic] extraordinary life of public service. What an extrodinary [sic] lifespan.”

She added: “The Queen has served her country to the very end with class, strength, dignity and honour. She was married for 74 years, mother of four, grandmother and great-grandmother.”

Shriver noted — perhaps referencing the controversial history of the royal family — that the queen “seen it all” and yet managed to “stay above all the noise,” adding, “She was a legend.”

Bravo director and host Andy Cohen of ‘Watch What Happens Live’ simply posted artwork from the Queen to his Instagram, while former ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Lisa Vanderpump – who was born in England – also paid her own tribute.

“We knew this day was inevitable, but such an overwhelming sadness for the loss of one of the most inspiring women the world has known,” the reality star, 61, shared on Instagram.

“Her government was exemplary as she watched our nation go through so many crises. Not only a monarch, but also a matriarch of our country and the commonwealth. Deepest condolences to the Royal Family. Our hearts are broken.”

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, died “peacefully in Balmoral” at the age of 96, according to a tweet from the royal family.

Early Thursday, the royal family announced that doctors were “concerned” about the queen’s health, so she was placed under “medical supervision”.

Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Andrew and more flew to Balmoral in Scotland to be by the monarch’s bedside.

As a result of the Queen’s death, Charles is now King of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth, and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles holds the title of Queen Consort.

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