The 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton, 1993 to 2001, American business magnate, Bill Gates and the entertainment world have described the late Britain’s monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, as “a woman of importance” as they mourn her death.
Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on Thursday at Balmoral.
TheNewsGuru.com reports that tributes have started pouring in for the 96-year-old late Queen Elizabeth II.
The late Queen Elizabeth II succeeded to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Her son, now King Charles III, said in a statement: “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.”
The late British monarch knighted many musicians and actors over the decades, including Mick Jagger, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Michael Palin and Anthony Hopkins.
A statement from His Majesty King Charles III:
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee this June, and in turn became the second longest-serving monarch in history – second to Louis XIV of France who became king at four years old. She was 27 at the time of her official coronation.
Overall, the Queen swore in 15 UK Prime Ministers during her 70 years on the throne including the newly-appointed PM Liz Truss.
In his tribute, Elton John wrote: “Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing. She was an inspiring presence to be around and led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a genuine caring warmth. Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day, and I will miss her dearly.”
Mick Jagger said: “For my whole life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood I can recall watching her wedding highlights on TV. I remember her as a beautiful young lady, to the much beloved grandmother of the nation. My deepest sympathies are with the Royal family.”
See more tributes below:
Elton John (@eltonofficial)
God bless Queen Elizabeth II
May she rest in peace
Long live The King
Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney)
Oh dear. Oh my. Oh heavens. Bless my soul. Oh lor. Heck.
Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks)
For my whole life Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood I can recall watching her wedding highlights on TV. I remember her as a beautiful young lady, to the much beloved grandmother of the nation. My deepest sympathies are with the Royal family.
Mick Jagger (@MickJagger)
God bless Queen Elizabeth peace and love to all the family peace and love Ringo.
The Beatles (@thebeatles)
My thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family and all the people Her Majesty inspired throughout her lifetime of service.
Bill Clinton (@BillClinton)
What a privilege it was to perform for her.
My deepest sympathies to the Royal Family.
God save the King.
Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) September 8, 2022
“Thank You” to Her Majesty, The Queen. She devoted her life to her country and to the service of others. I am happy I was able to say thank you to Her Majesty at this year’s Platinum Jubilee. With love and condolences to all of her family, we all celebrate her life.
Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss)
We would like to send out deepest sympathy to the Royal family following the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II; a strong and powerful woman whose seventy year reign was served with integrity, dignity, grace and compassion. With love, Yoko and Sean Ono Lennon.
Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher)
I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest Queen. With a heavy heart I say it is devastating the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II.
Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne)
Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth ll. The embodiment of strength, dignity and unwavering commitment to her vow. May you be at peace beside His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburg. Long Live The King.
Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne)
I had a quiet weep for the Queen, I am sad for my country and what it has lost.
Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW)
The Queen was the longest-serving Monarch in British history and did so with grace.
Rest In Peace HRH Queen Elizabeth II 🙏🏾🌹 pic.twitter.com/8swzU32Ant
I feel honored to have met HM Queen Elizabeth, and I am very sad to hear of her passing. My deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the British people.
Bill Gates (@BillGates)
“God save the queen, cus’ she’s the head of state
I went bangin’ on my adversaries with an empty plate” 🇬🇧 Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth.
Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ)
It is with great sadness that we mourn today the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. On behalf of the Stella McCartney team, I would like to express my sincerest condolences to the Royal Family.
Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW)
Today is a very sad day for the entire world. I’m deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved Monarch, Her Majesty The Queen. She will be remembered for her steadfast loyalty and service and my thoughts are with the royal family at this time.
Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham)
It never made any sense having a queen and yet she, Elizabeth, somehow rose above all the debate around privilege or political controversy in a life stoically devoted to public service and duty. Eight decades of public life. A woman of importance.