Sir Elton John recalls ‘joyful and humbling’ experiences of meeting the Queen

Sir Elton John recalled the “joyful and humbling experiences” of meeting the Queen, when he joined celebrities and other public figures to say goodbye to her.

The music megastar said he would remember the moments “out of the public eye” and praised the Queen for serving with “consideration and devotion”.

Famous British faces were posted from around the world, after watching the Queen’s state funeral on Monday.

“Today I will join the rest of the world in remembering Her Majesty the Queen,” Sir Elton wrote, sharing a black and white photo of them.

“My own memories of her are filled with joy and admiration.

“The Queen honored me with CBE, knighthood and Honorary Companion. I have been fortunate to perform at three of her Celebrations.

“They are always fun and humbling experiences. But it’s those public appearances that I’ll remember most about her; dance together to ‘Rock Around the Clock’ at Windsor Castle or experience her brilliant intelligence, warmth and great humour for the first time.

“She served with grace and devotion, and she will be greatly missed.”

Sir Elton also paid tribute to the Queen after announcing her death, and dedicated part of his concert in Toronto to her.

Stephen Fry praised the funeral’s “rituals, rituals, and symbols,” as he said he had been following the service from a New York hotel room since 3 a.m. local time.

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He said on Twitter: “Watching #queensfu mourning from 3am onwards in my hotel room in New York somehow brings me closer to everything than when I got home.

“Words cannot compete with such ritual, ceremony and symbolism. Think how many jigsaw puzzles there will be from this…”

Gordon Ramsay shared a photo of the Queen in a vibrant pink outfit and bid her farewell.

The celebrity chef, 55, said: “Today we join the world as we mourn and remember Her Majesty the Queen.

“The very definition of an inspiration who touched the lives of all of us.

“Rest in peace, Your Majesty, your legacy and love will live on in our hearts forever.”

Former This Morning presenter Fern Britton said the Queen’s “work is done” and “there will never be another” in her own tribute.

“We are heartbroken but her warmth remains,” she wrote.

“The lights are dim but the atmosphere is more shimmering in her presence. Her job is done. The rest of her is worth it.

“It will never be different. The Queen has left the building.”

Another tribute came from British Hollywood star Kate Beckinsale, who shared a picture of the Queen waving goodbye, on Instagram.

The 49-year-old, best known for starring in the Underworld series, wrote: “Fly safe, ma’am. Good night and god bless xxx”

ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly, 62, simply re-shared the last official photo of the Queen, taken by photographer Ranald Mackechnie, released the Sunday before the funeral.

TV star Amanda Holden, 51, shared a black and white photo from the Queen’s coronation in 1953, writing: “Rest in peace, Your Majesty” before adding a love heart emoji love black.

DIY SOS host Nick Knowles said he’s “extremely proud” of the armed forces, security services and police, who have “managed and run such a large security event like this. so and the funeral was dignified.”

Knowles, 59, added: “It was great to see troops from all over the commonwealth. Extraordinary sight with the whole world watching.”

Socialite Tamara Ecclestone, 38, also split, writing on Instagram: “I don’t know what I was expecting, I suppose I wished our Queen immortality.

“Waking up today, my heart hurts, the last feeling is very real.

“Thinking of her family, who didn’t really get the chance to mourn privately instead they were so kind and all-inclusive.”

On Monday, VIPs, dignitaries and mourners gathered in the capital to say a final goodbye to the Queen, who passed away at Balmoral in Scotland on September 8 at the age of 96.

The ceremony at Westminster Abbey and the procession that followed marked the climax of the week.

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