Paddington, Peruvian bear, thanks the Queen. “Thank you ma’am for everything,” read the Twitter account of the UK’s popular children’s book and film character. For the jubilee, the Queen made a short film with the bear and jam lover, in which she reveals the secret of her handbag to him. She always keeps a sandwich with jam there.
Sir Elton-John, 75, British singer, has stopped his show. When the Queen died, he played a concert in Toronto in front of tens of thousands of fans. “She has guided the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, grace and genuine warmth,” said John, who has close ties to Royalty and has been known as “Sir” since the Queen knighted him in 1998. “We’re celebrating her life with music tonight,” he called out to the cheering crowd, then intoned his hit song, “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.”
sting, 70, British musician, has shed tears. “I cried quietly for the Queen, I am sad for my country and what it has lost,” he tweeted.
Paul McCartney80, exbeatles, stay formal. He wrote on Twitter: “God bless Queen Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace. Long live the King.”
Joanne K. Rowling, 57, ‘Harry Potter’ author pays tribute to Queen’s perseverance “Millions felt affection and respect for the woman who fulfilled her constitutional role without complaint for 70 years,” she tweeted. The Queen has drawn a red thread through the lives of most Britons. “She became an enduring, positive symbol of Britain around the world.”
Helen Mirren, 77, British actress, has praised Queen Elizabeth II as “the epitome of nobility”. “I’m proud to be Elizabethan,” Mirren wrote on Instagram. Mirren played the role of Queen in the 2006 film The Queen, for which she won an Oscar.
Glory of Thurn and Taxis, 62, princess, reminiscent of their family. “The Queen of England is of course the queen of all of us – not only because of her German descent and her German husband, but above all because of the cultural institution that represents the royal family in England,” she said on the Welt television channel.
Mike Jagger79, Rolling Stones-Frontman, finds personal words. “All my life Her Highness Queen Elizabeth II has been there,” he wrote on Twitter. “I remember watching the highlights of her wedding on television growing up. I remember her as a beautiful young woman, right down to the nation’s beloved grandmother.”
Stephen Fry, 65, British comedian, can hardly put his feelings into words. He tweeted in staccato style: “Oh dear. Oh my. Oh heavens. Bless my soul. Oh lor. Heck.”
Pele, 81, Brazilian soccer player, recalls a soccer encounter. “I’ve been a huge fan of Queen Elizabeth II since I first saw her in person in 1968 when she came to Brazil to discover our love for football and experience the magic of the packed Maracanã (stadium)” he wrote on Twitter.
David Beckham, 47, British footballer, praises the Queen for her dedication. “Until her last days she served her country with dignity and grace,” Beckham wrote on Instagram. The Queen’s leadership has inspired and comforted in difficult times.
Sarah Ferguson, 62, former daughter-in-law, has praised the Queen as “the most amazing mother-in-law and friend”. “I will always be grateful for the generosity she has shown to me in staying close to me through my divorce,” Ferguson wrote on Twitter.
Daniel Craig, 54, “James Bond” actor, reacted “deeply sad” to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. “My thoughts are with the Royal Family, those they loved and all those who loved them,” he told the British PA news agency. “She leaves an unparalleled legacy and will be greatly missed.” The two made a memorable appearance together a few years ago. For the London 2012 Olympics, the Queen made a video with Daniel Craig in what appears to be her parachuting out of a helicopter for the opening ceremony.
Paris Hilton, 41, US hotel founder’s great-granddaughter, pays the Queen an idiosyncratic compliment. She calls her “the original girl boss” in her farewell tweet.
Francis85, Pope, prays for the Queen and addresses words to her son Charles, the new King: “For you and all who cherish the memory of your late mother, I invoke divine blessings as a pledge of comfort and strength. “
Roland Orzabal, 61, British singer, puts the death of the Queen in a political context. “The world is changing so much. Unfortunately, we left the European Union, there is a war in Ukraine, plus we have a new Prime Minister. And now we have lost our Queen, who has always been a constant factor in our lives,” he said shortly before his appearance at the German Radio Prize in Hamburg.
duffy38, British singer, writes about a picture of the Queen with her husband, Prince Philip, who died in 2021: “May they dance in heaven.”