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Tributes to Queen Elizabeth from Celebrities and World Leaders Arrive – Deadline

Tributes to Queen Elizabeth from Celebrities and World Leaders Arrive – Deadline

The death today of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, sparked an avalanche of memories and tributes from politicians, musicians, film and television personalities, sports franchises and cultural institutions.

President Biden issued a lengthy statement promising the continuation of the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain, saying, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era.”

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Rock royalty also paid tribute.

The Rolling Stones, themselves a remarkable example of longevity, said in a statement that the Queen “was a constant presence in their lives as in many others.”

Stones frontman Mick Jagger, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 2002, also recalled his steadfastness: “Throughout my life, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has always been there. In my childhood I can remember seeing the highlights of her wedding on television. I remember her as a beautiful young woman, the much-loved grandmother of the nation. My deepest condolences go out to the royal family.”

Dame Helen Mirren, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of the monarch in The Queenhe wrote that she was “a woman, who, with or without the crown, was the epitome of nobility.”

Sir Elton John called the Queen “an inspiring presence to be around and she guided the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and genuine warmth.”

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The now King Charles said of his mother in a statement: “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was held.

Read the full text of those and other reactions below.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CiQVebNJr6G/

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