"She had a wholesome existence indeed."
Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 at her Balmoral residence in Scotland.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace announced at 6:30 pm in the UK.
Britain’s longest-serving monarch was taken ill earlier, having cancelled an appointment with the Privy Council.
Her family members that were not already present in Balmoral rushed to the scene.
Buckingham Palace’s statement said that her heir, Prince Charles, now the king, and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, would remain at Balmoral and would return to London in the morning.
Following the tragic news, mourners across the world took to their social media to give condolences and pay a hearty tribute to the “The Queen of Queens.”
Celebrities who had a great fondness for the second-longest reigning monarch in world history filled the internet with love for the Queen just minutes after the news of her passing became public.
Armeena Khan offered her “sincere condolences” to the Royal family and prayed for her eternal peace.
While Saba Qamar and Minal Khan shared iconic pictures from the life of the monarch to pay their tributes, Anoushey Ashraf expressed her sadness upon her sudden demise.
“A life lived under scrutiny and criticism, much reverence and fanfare, she had a wholesome existence indeed,” wrote Ashraf as she prayed for her to “rest in power.”
Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen shared a glorious picture of the Queen in a parrot green suit and penned:
“What an incredible and truly celebrated life (she lived) She loved colours and lived every shade of it, in a single lifetime. The very embodiment of queen!”
What an incredible & truly celebrated life!!! She loved colors & lived every shade of it, in a single lifetime…The very embodiment of QUEEN!!!
— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) September 8, 2022
She concluded with a prayer for her eternal peace as well.
Anupam Kher shared several old as well as new pictures of Queen Elizabeth II on Instagram.
He captioned the post: “Even though she was the Queen for 70 Years, she also represented grace, compassion, dignity, strength, kindness.
“As an individual, there was something inspirational about #QueenElizabeth! The world will miss her! May her soul RIP! #OmShanti.”
On her Instagram Story, Anushka Sharma posted a black and white picture of young Queen Elizabeth II sitting at a table writing. She captioned the picture, “Rest in Grace.”
Kareena Kapoor also shared the same picture, but in coloured, of Queen Elizabeth II.
In the photo, the Queen wore a printed floral outfit. Though Kareena didn’t caption the post, she added a red heart emoji along with the photo.
Shilpa Shetty also extended her condolences. She posted an old picture of herself with Queen Elizabeth II.
In the photo, she held the Queen’s hand and greeted her.
While Shilpa opted for a purple dress, the Queen was seen in a white outfit. She captioned the post:
“What an incredibly inspiring journey your life has been!”
“It was an honour to have been in such august company. Rest in peace Queen Elizabeth II.”
Queen Elizabeth II took to the throne on February 6, 1952, and ruled the realm for 70 years and 214 days.
Since the age of 25, she has been served by 15 Prime Ministers and endured great personal triumphs and sorrow.
Her Majesty, whose husband Prince Philip passed away in April 2021, was a mother to four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.