Buckingham Palace confirmed the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. At the age of 96, she was the oldest head of state in the world and Britain’s longest-serving. In the wake of the royal announcement, family friend Sir Elton John and celebrities such as Jennifer Garner honored Queen Elizabeth II on social media alongside members of the royal family, including the newly crowned King Charles III.
Previously, the palace issued a statement on September 8, declaring that the British Queen was “under medical supervision” following health concerns from her doctors. Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince William, the Duke of Sussex and other members of the royal family traveled to Balmoral Castle to be with the Queen.
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The UK will now enter 12 days of national mourning. Prior to Her Majesty’s eventual funeral, the Queen’s body will be in Westminster Hall, where members of the public will be able to pay their respects.
Here’s how celebrities from around the world reacted to the Queen’s death.
Sir Elton John
The Rocketman singer has been a close friend of the royal family, including the late Princess Diana, for decades. He concluded his tribute on Twitter, saying, “Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day, and I will miss her very much.”
Garner took to Instagram to pay tribute to the Queen, calling her “a stylish and amazing woman”.
Lady Helen Mirren portrayed Queen Elizabeth II in the 2006 biopic the Queenand won the Academy Award for Best Actress. “I’m proud to be an Elizabethan,” she wrote in her Instagram tribute.
The “Lift” singer paid tribute to the Queen with a simple black and white photo on her Instagram story.
David and Victoria Beckham
Victoria, who was awarded the OBE Medal by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017, paid tribute to Her Majesty on Instagram.
The model was selected as a global ambassador for the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust in September 2021, prior to Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year.
The Rolling Stones captain has relived his best childhood memories of Her Majesty on Instagram.
Kardashian shared a viral tweet about Rainbows appeared over the palaces of Queen Elizabeth II via UK on Instagram Story, plus photo of Her Majesty.
To celebrate the Queen’s legacy, Morris recorded an audio cover of Patty Griffin’s “Up to the Mountain” in honor of Her Majesty.
Paltrow shared the BBC’s Instagram post commemorating the Queen’s death on her Instagram Story.
Jenner, the mum of the Kardashian family, sent her “love and condolences” to the royal family on Twitter.
The Legally Blonde The star shared a small salute on her Instagram story, writing, “Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth II.”
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X usually tweets with good humor online, so he probably doesn’t mean any insult to his reaction to the Queen’s death.
The Watch what’s happening live The host paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a simple photo on Instagram.
The singer called out the legendary when she sang for Queen Elizabeth II in a tweet to Her Majesty.
The Hello Dolly! The star has described Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign as Britain’s queen as “incredible”.
Minaj shared the royal family’s announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s death on her Twitter page.
“There will never be anyone else like her,” Takei wrote on Twitter.
British The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills The star sent her condolences to the royal family. “Her reign has been exemplary as she has seen our nation go through many crises,” she wrote in a note on Twitter.
The British singer republished a headline announcing the Queen’s death, adding her bathroom emoji to remember Her Majesty.
Hilton remembered Queen Elizabeth II on Twitter as “the original girl boss.”
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden
The President and First Lady of the United States wrote a joint letter to remember the Queen. “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than just a king,” they began. “You have defined an era.”
The Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue participated in the Platinum Jubilee Vogue magazine A cover from the beginning of this year with a sweet message describing the Queen as a “steadfast person” and an “inspiration”.
The Bridgeton The star shared a montage video of the Queen from her younger years, captioning the Queen’s own comments, “Our goal here is to watch, learn, grow, love and then go home.”
TV presenter Alison Hammond kept it short and sweet with her tribute to the Queen, simply sharing a photo of the Queen smiling with the song “RIP Your Majesty”.
book author Noughts and crosses A series of books, Malorie Blackman, shared her tribute on Twitter, comparing the actions of the Queen and the UK government.
The GBBO winner and TV chef shared a photo of a young queen at her coronation with the simple caption, “Rest in peace.”
As a tribute to the Queen, model actress Rebecca Corbin Murray shared her Instagram post to her Stories which included a quote from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
King Charles III
Soon after his coronation, King Charles III paid tribute to his mother, calling it a “moment of great sadness” for his family.
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