During her more than seven-decade reign, Queen Elizabeth II established herself not only as a formidable leader and style icon but as a pop culture touchstone. Therefore, her death (September 8, 2022) become a huge shock to everyone. Just hours before Buckingham Palace announced the death of the Queen, the crowd gathered in front of the palace to pay respects to her. For those who couldn’t come here, they chose to mourn the late monarch on social media alongside member alongside members of the Royal Family. And many of them are celebrities.
For example, Anne Hathaway and Dame Helen Mirren penned heart-left tributes to Queen while Duo Lipa or Mindy Kaling simply shared beautiful and iconic images of the leader on their Instagram stories.
Keep scrolling down to see how celebrities reacted to the tragic news.
#1 Elton John
Elton John shared with his fans on Instagram, “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”.
#2 Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney wrote on his Instagram with his whole love and admiration for the Queen: “God bless Queen Elizabeth II / May she rests in peace / Long live The King”.
#3 Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson shared a photo of her meeting the Queen in 1989 at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium, with the message, “May you Rest In Peace Queen”.
#4 Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton, the socialite turned TV star and businesswoman, shared her thoughts on the Queen with the caption: “The original girl boss. One of the most inspirational women. The end of an era”.
#5 Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2003, shared hí remembrance: “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”.
#6 Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham, the fashion designer, and singer shared her though on Instagram: “Today is a very sad day not just for our country but 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 incredibly sad time”.
#7 Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell, best known as one of the six supermodels of her generation, shared a picture of Queen on Instagram of her deep respect.
#8 Kim Kardashian
Kardashian shared a viral tweet about the rainbows that appeared above Queen Elizabeth II’s palaces across the UK on her Instagram Story, as well as a portrait of Her Majesty.
#9 Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow, the American actress and businesswoman, shared BBC’s Instagram post commemorating the monarch’s death on her Instagram Story.
#10 Kris Jenner
Like other stars, Kris Jenner sent her love and condolences to the Royal Family on Twitter.
#11 Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon, the “Legally Blonde star shared a sincere tribute on her Instagram Story by saying “Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth II”.
#12 Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen, the Watch What Happens Live host paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a simple portrait on Instagram.