Touching Tributes From Celebrities Show How Much They Adored The Queen

Queen Elizabeth II’s passing was felt keenly in every corner of the globe — and naturally, that was equally true for celebrities. When news of her death started to spread, in flooded their touching tributes. From Elton John to David and Victoria Beckham, here are the people who publicly shared their tributes and happy memories.

1. Olivia Colman

When discussing Elizabeth’s lasting legacy with Variety magazine, Olivia Colman said, “I wouldn’t know where to begin with that... She made a promise as a young woman and she absolutely kept it with such dignity. We’re all incredibly impressed by what she did.” She also complimented the way King Charles III addressed the British nation following his mother’s passing. “He did it about love, tolerance, and gentleness, and that is what she always wanted and she’s done... I felt proud to be British.”

2. Sir David Attenborough

David Attenborough and Elizabeth were the same age, and he had the privilege of spending quite a bit of time with Her Majesty over the years. So he was understandably upset when she passed away. Of her, he said, “Not for one second could you forget that you were in the presence of someone who had willingly accepted enormous responsibility and dedicated her life to serving the nation – that you were, in short, in the presence of royalty. The whole nation is bereaved.”

3. Elton John

“Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing,” Elton John wrote on Twitter. “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.”

4. Ant and Dec

Rumor has it that British television hosts Ant and Dec got to see the cheeky side of Her Majesty at a celebrity party. When the pair crossed paths with Elizabeth, she apparently pretended not to know who they were, asking them if they were behind the camera. They were unsurprisingly very upset about her death, writing on Twitter, “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It is hard to believe she will no longer be with us. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with King Charles and the entire royal family. Rest In Peace Your Majesty. And thank you.”