Stephen Fry praised the “ritual, ritual and symbolic” of the Queen’s funeral, as he joined celebrities and public figures to bid her farewell.
The actor and comedian, 65, watched the service from a New York hotel room from 3 a.m. local time.
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.”
Another tribute came from British Hollywood star Kate Beckinsale, who shared a picture of the Queen waving goodbye, on Instagram.
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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.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/stephen-fry-and-gordon-ramsay-among-famous-names-bidding-farewell-to-queen-42001272.html Stephen Fry and Gordon Ramsay among famous names bid farewell to the Queen