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. pic.twitter.com/VfxpXro22W
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 8, 2022
At 1:30 PM on Thursday, The Royal Family released a statement on social media to announce that she had passed. The statement read, “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.”
Many celebrities have taken to social media to mourn her passing, including the first Central European Sports Illustrated cover model, Paulina Porizkova.
Paulina Porizkova Remembers Queen Elizabeth II, Who ‘Never Got To Take A Break’
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In a candid Instagram post shared on Friday morning, the 57-year-old model wrote a touching tribute to the late monarch.
“The four ages of a woman who had to wake up every single day of her life to public scrutiny,” she wrote. “A woman, who never got to have a private life. A woman who represented a whole country and never got to take a break.”
“She was the ultimate celebrity- a person who was ‘known’ by the whole world, but whom was truly known by very few,” she continued.
“When I think about her life, it is with a mixture of respect and sadness,” she added. “96 years of putting her country above all. 96 years of duty, of tradition, of hard work, of putting herself on the back burner for the greater good.”
“Like a woman, she did it with strength, love, and commitment,” she concluded. “May she Rest In Peace- and freedom.”
Fans Thank Paulina For Her ‘Beautifully Put’ Tribute To The Late Queen
Many fans thanked her for her thoughtful tribute. “So beautifully said and so true,” one follower wrote. “So eloquently put, best words I’ve read so far 👏,” another fan commented.
“Lovely angle. She sacrificed her own personal life for her duty.❤️,” another follower added. “It’s such a dedication of her life. She is a legend 👏,” another fan shared. “Yes, such a beautiful tribute from the heart 😭,” another follower commented.
“So beautifully put ❤️❤️ What a remarkable lady, she served our country with grace, dignity and strength for 70 years,” another fan shared in a lengthy comment. “It wasn’t a role she was born to take on but take it on she did in the most magnificent way for almost her entire adult life. I adored my country’s queen and had the utmost respect and gratitude for her. RIP HRH Queen Elizabeth II ❤️❤️💔💔.”
Actress Sharon Stone Also Penned A Touching Tribute To The Late Queen Elizabeth II
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In a candid Instagram post, the “Basic Instinct” actress Sharon Stone, 64, recalled a fateful encounter where she actually got to meet Queen Elizabeth II.
“I had the extraordinary experience to be invited by Her Majesty The Queen of England to join in her box for a polo match and to meet Her,” she wrote. “Formidable, stunning, elegant, and yet underneath I could sense a whisper of delicious humor. She appraised me w her cool authority and sent me on my way.”
“I felt seen. I experienced Her,” she continued. “I keep Her photo hanging near. That sense of knowing thy self is a guidepost. For whom do we serve if not the other! God Bless the Queen❣️.”
Many reached out to thank her for her touching tribute. “As promised, she gave a life of service, until her dying day…Absolute incredible nobility, grace, and leadership,” one fan commented. “Our world leaders need to take a plate from her playbook if they want to gain an ounce of respect🌹🇬🇧👑♥️.”
“That my dear is an endearing reflection of experience that speaks volumes to being in the presence of one who was laced in grace & true British dignity as my Irish father once said of her majesty,” another follower wrote. “Great writing as always, you took us there👏👏.”