Discussion of the Queen and her legacy continued across the pond overnight, with several US talk show hosts dedicating portions of their Thursday shows to the monarch.
Ames Corden, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah paid tribute to the Queen, with British expat Corden describing her as a “role model” who was “universally revered”.
The actor and comedian, who announced earlier this year that he was stepping down as host of The Late Late Show, expressed his gratitude for “the most incredible service and leadership she has shown in our entire lives.”
In a somber and respectful three-minute monologue at the start of his show, he said: “She’s the only queen most of us have ever known.
“We saw them as immortal and an integral part of our world.”
“She represented good in this world, lived a life of honor, a life dedicated to service, dedicated to improving the lives of others.
“And it has always felt like she was there for all of us, for 70 years she has never wavered. She was never political.
“She was never concerned with her own PR, and maybe that’s why she was loved and respected by a president as much as she was by the guy who lives down the street, and she would treat them both equally.
“It didn’t matter who you were, she was there for you.”
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He added that “in a world of uncertainty … and instability,” the queen is “always the queen” and “a role model.”
“She was always lovely, always dignified, always a shining example of leadership. She represents stability in a world where so often it feels like the ground is shaking,” he said.
“Queen Elizabeth was one of a kind. A life’s work that will never be repeated.”
Kimmel dedicated Jimmy Kimmel Live! also shared part of his opening monologue, saying that their 70-year reign had been “a pretty good run.”
Playing on descriptions of the monarch as England’s “rock”, he said: “We have no rock.
“The closest thing we get to a rock in America is The Rock (actor Dwayne Johnson).”
Reflecting on the “remarkable” number of people the Queen had met during her reign, including Lady Gaga, Bill Clinton, JFK, Jennifer Lopez, the Beatles and the Spice Girls, he said: “She took a stand against fascists and she stood behind them. ‘ as shown by a photo of the monarch standing directly behind Donald Trump.
Over on the Daily Show, Noah also took a less serious tone, comparing the “full spectrum of emotions” following the news.
The comedian also singled out the queen as one of the longest-reigning monarchs in the world, saying it’s “insane” how long she’s been on the throne.
“That means she’s seen Adam West as Batman, Michael Keaton as Batman, Christian Bale as Batman, Ben Affleck as Batman Who Lives … and then seen Robert Pattinson as Batman,” he joked.
“And look, I’m sure there’s a better way to tell time than in BATHEN, but you get the idea.
“It’s been in the game for a minute.”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/late-night-us-talk-shows-devote-segments-to-the-queen-41974815.html Late night talk shows in the US devote segments to the Queen