• The Queen's death shocked the world
  • Many stars also take part in saying their goodbyes
  • They publicly mourn the monarch

Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. In addition to their family, fans and friends, various celebrities are also mourning publicly.

These stars mourn the Queen

Sir Elton John was one of the first celebrities to express his grief over the death of Queen Elizabeth.

The 75-year-old singer, who performed a reworked version of his song "Candle In The Wind" at Princess Diana's funeral, wrote on his Instagram account: "Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's passing."

He continues: "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.“

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Former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (48) expressed her condolences on Instagram: "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.“

She was also joined by words from her husband David Beckham (47). He explains: "[...] How devastated we all feel today shows what she has meant to people in this country and around the world. How much she inspired us with her leadership. How she comforted us when times were tough. Until her last days she served her country with dignity and grace [...]“

Many other stars, especially British ones, mourn their queen. This includes Lily Collins, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Sir Paul McCartney.

Celebs from all over the world share pictures of Her Majesty The Queen and pay tribute to her on Instagram. Such as  Carmen Geiss, Motsi Mabuse, and Simone Thomalla as well as Hollywood stars like Janet Jackson and Kris Jenner.