Buckingham Palace announced the sad news of her passing in an Instagram post.
Now, celebrities and leaders from around the world are reacting to the heartbreaking news.
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Elton John shared a moving post on Twitter on Thursday, expressing his sadness over the news.
“Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s passing,” he tweeted. “She was an inspiring presence to be around, and lead 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.”
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) September 8, 2022
Victoria Beckham also shared her condolences on Twitter.
“Today is a very sad day for the entire world,” she wrote.”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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/ObZSKqNaNy
— Victoria Beckham (@victoriabeckham) September 8, 2022
Ozzy Osbourne also shared his condolences on Twitter, expressing how shaken he was by her passing..
“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,” he tweeted.
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 pic.twitter.com/JZYXGRz2hb
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) September 8, 2022
J.K. Rowling also penned a moving tribute to the late queen on Twitter.
“Some may find the outpouring of British shock and grief at this moment quaint or odd, but millions felt affection and respect for the woman who uncomplainingly filled her constitutional role for seventy years,” she wrote. “Most British people have never known another monarch, so she’s been a thread winding through all our lives. She did her duty by the country right up until her dying hours, and became an enduring, positive symbol of Britain all over the world. She’s earned her rest. #TheQueen”
Most British people have never known another monarch, so she’s been a thread winding through all our lives. She did her duty by the country right up until her dying hours, and became an enduring, positive symbol of Britain all over the world. She’s earned her rest. #TheQueen
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 8, 2022
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RIP Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 96. The greatest Monarch in history, and the greatest of Britons. Dignified, humble, wise, stoic, and dedicated to duty & service to the country she loved. Thank you for everything, Ma’am. We will be forever indebted to you. pic.twitter.com/8PVVic4PIx
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) September 8, 2022
HH Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai
We join the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, a global icon who represented the finest qualities of her nation and people. Her incredible lifetime of service and duty to the United Kingdom is unparalleled in our modern world.
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) September 8, 2022
Charles Michel, President of EU Council
Our thoughts are with the royal family and all those who mourn Queen Elizabeth II in the UK and worldwide.
Once called Elizabeth the Steadfast, she never failed to show us the importance of lasting values in a modern world with her service and commitment. pic.twitter.com/NZj3qcyhU7
— Charles Michel (@CharlesMichel) September 8, 2022
Long lived the Queen–but much longer lives her legacy.
— Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) September 8, 2022
RIP HER MAJESTY! pic.twitter.com/F6dMvVSySK
— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) September 8, 2022
To my British friends and colleagues. God Bless the Queen and the Royal Family. Our hearts are with you and the people of the United Kingdom today.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) September 8, 2022
Very saddened to learn about the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) September 8, 2022
Zelensky, President of Ukraine
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the 🇺🇦 people, we extend sincere condolences to the @RoyalFamily, the entire United Kingdom and the Commonwealth over this irreparable loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) September 8, 2022
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. pic.twitter.com/SbnhCl4tsm
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) September 8, 2022
We will never see her like again. She was steadfast, staunch, and dedicated until the very end. 70 years of duty. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/QuFXCmKfkj
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) September 8, 2022
The original girl boss. One of the most inspirational women. The end of an era. 👑 RIP 💔 https://t.co/WZWpGIaXoH
— ParisHilton (@ParisHilton) September 8, 2022
Up to the mountain, Queen. 👑 @PattyGMusic
(yes, I’m calling the piano tuner after this) pic.twitter.com/cAULeRMpb0
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) September 8, 2022
Thank you Ma’am, for everything.
— Paddington (@paddingtonbear) September 8, 2022
When I think of her, I think of how despite everything going on in her own family and in her country, she just kept serving, kept trying, kept going. Carry on. That’s what she did, and boy, she did it well. God bless. #QueenElizabeth pic.twitter.com/mloaHxKRSz
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) September 8, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at age 96. My thoughts are with the royal family and with the people of the United Kingdom and truly around the world who mourn her passing. In her time, the Queen saw a country and indeed a world transformed. There shall be none other like her.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 8, 2022
Melissa Rivers (daughter of Joan Rivers)
“When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.” Queen Elizabeth II
Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/iWZMPKqeZc
— Melissa Rivers (@MelRivers) September 8, 2022