Elton John, McCartney, Mick Jagger, JK Rowling… The stars pay tribute to Elizabeth II

British celebrities led the dance at this grand ball in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. “She was an inspiration, guiding the country through some of its darkest times with grace, morality and genuine caring warmth,” wrote Elton John. The singer, who owns a magnificent home just a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle, said he was “deeply saddened” by the death of Elizabeth II. He was knighted by the Queen in 1998, just months after attending the Princess’s funeral Diana had sung his hit song “Candle in the Wind”. “Queen Elizabeth has been a very important part of my life since I was a child and I will miss her dearly. »

“God bless Elizabeth II. May she rest in peace. Long live the king,” declared sober Paul McCartney, a former Beatles member who was also knighted.

The nation’s beloved grandmother

Rolling Stones leader Mick Jagger hailed the memory of a queen who had been a constant presence “throughout her life”. “I remember watching the highlights of his marriage on television when I was a kid. I remember her as a beautiful young woman who became the nation’s beloved grandmother. »

Former Spice Girls “Posh Spice” Victoria Beckham took to Twitter to claim it was a sad day “for the whole world.” “I am very saddened by the passing of our beloved Queen, Her Majesty the Queen. We will remember her for her unwavering loyalty and dedication. »

Former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, nicknamed “Prince of Darkness”, said he regretted the death of “our greatest queen”. “It is with a heavy heart that I say that the mere thought of an England without Queen Elizabeth II is devastating. »

Daniel Craig, star of the James Bond saga, stressed that the Queen is “deeply missed”. The actor had contributed to a video clip of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, in which Elizabeth II had approved.

The embodiment of nobility

“We mourn the loss of a woman who, with or without a crown, was the epitome of nobility,” wrote actress Helen Mirren. The actress who played the sovereign in The Queen (2006) said she was “proud to be an Elizabethan”.

International grandmaster of musicals Andrew Lloyd Webber said she was “an enduring pillar, not only for the UK but for her beloved Commonwealth”.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling says Elizabeth II “deserves her rest”. “She fulfilled her duty to the country up to her last hours and became a constant and positive symbol of Britain around the world,” she tweeted.

An excellent sense of humor

On the American side, pop icon Cher recalled her meeting with the sovereign. “I was in a long line of people waiting to meet her but when it was my turn she asked me relevant questions, she seemed genuinely interested in the conversation,” she tweeted, noting his “excellent.” Sense of humor”.

She was “respected around the world,” noted another iconic singer, Barbra Streisand.

Jetsetter Paris Hilton called her “one of the greatest sources of inspiration”.

Other reality queens, like the Kardashian family, have praised the sovereign’s qualities. “Having the Queen as a constant presence has always brought me a sense of comfort and peace,” Khloé Kardashian said. “Full of grace, devoted, elegant, unforgettable. Today and forever we will remember her as one of the greatest leaders our world has ever known,” said her mother, Kris Jenner.

“Thank You For Everything” by Paddington Bear

Even fictional characters joined in the shower of honors. The Twitter account of Paddington Bear, an icon of British children’s literature who shared screen with Elizabeth II in a video celebrating her 70th anniversary, posted this message: “Madam, thank you for everything”.

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