Elton John pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II during Toronto show: ‘She will be missed’
Sir Elton John paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at a performance on Thursday and told a Toronto audience he was “very sad”. about her death. He described the queen who died in her official residence in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96 as a “fantastic” entry a loud chorus of honors for Britain’s longest reigning monarch.
“She has guided the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace and grace and a genuine, caring warmth,” John told the crowd, adding, “I’m 75. She’s been with me my entire life and I am very much.” sad that she won’t be with me anymore.”
The British singer was knighted by the late monarch in 1998 for his services to music.
John also released a statement after Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s death, writing that he would “miss her dearly”.
According to TIME, John’s relationship with the royals began in the ’70s when Queen Elizabeth’s sister, the late Princess Margaret, invited him to dinner at Kensington Palace. John attended their weddings Prince William and Prince Harry.
John was one of many people, including celebrities, politicians and world leaders, to pay their respects to the Queen.
Sir Paul McCartney, who was also vocal about his admiration for the Queen, wrote: “God bless Queen Elizabeth II / May she rest in peace / Long live the King.” Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss said“She was a personal inspiration to me and many Brits,” adding: “Her dedication to duty is an example to all of us.”
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said the Queen is “more than a monarch.”
“She defined an era,” they added. “In a world of constant change, she has been a constant presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known her country without her.”
the queen’s son, King Charles IIIdelivered his first address as king to the British people on Friday, “citing his feelings of deep sadness” and pledging “a lifetime of service” based on “loyalty, respect and love”.
“To my beloved Mom, as you embark on your final great journey to meet my dear departed Dad, I just want to say this: Thank you. Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years,” said the King. “May angelic swarms sing to your rest.”