Celebrities from around the world bid farewell to perhaps the world’s biggest star on Thursday, with heartfelt tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Helen Mirrenwho played the monarch in the 2006 biopic “The Queen”was “proud to be Elizabethan”. “We mourn a woman who, crown or no crown, was the epitome of nobility”.
Elton Johnwho has a luxurious house a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle, said he was “deeply saddened” by Elizabeth’s death.
“He was an inspiring presence to be around and led the country through some of our biggest and darkest moments with grace, decency and genuine warmth,” she wrote on Instagram.
Elton John was knighted by the Queen in 1998just months after singing a reworked version of “Candle in the Wind” at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.
rock icon Mick jagger he mourned the loss of someone who had been present throughout his life. “In my childhood I remember seeing the highlights of her wedding on television. I remember her being a beautiful young woman, even the nation’s much-loved grandmother.”
The author of “Harry Potter”, J K Rowling, he said Isabel had “earned her break.” “He did his duty to the country until his last hoursand became a lasting and positive symbol of Great Britain around the world,” he tweeted.
The Spice Girl businesswoman victoria beckhamwife of one of England’s most popular footballers, said the queen’s death marked a sad day “for the whole world”.
Former Beatle Paul McCartneywho was knighted by Elizabeth in 1997 and performed at her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, paid tribute to the Queen and her son Charles, who succeeds her to the throne. “God bless Queen Elizabeth II… Long live the king”he tweeted.
American celebrities were also quick to offer their condolences. Heiress Paris Hilton declared that Isabel was “the original boss.”
Likewise, the stars of the big screen paid tribute to him. “We will never see anyone like her again,” said the actress. Bette Midler.
Buckingham Palace announced Thursday the death of the queen Elizabeth II of England. The 96-year-old monarch died at Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by her closest relatives. In the last few hours, her son, Carlos, and her grandchildren, William and Harry, had traveled there urgently.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow”, the royal family posted on Twitter.
(With information from AFP)