Crowds give Mail Online emotional tributes to Her Majesty

‘She’s part of us, she was us’: Buckingham Palace crowds give Mail Online emotional tributes to Her Majesty as thousands gather to mourn her death

  • Tearful tributes came in as the death of the Queen was announced, with many saying what she meant to them
  • Emotional Brits described the Queen as a ‘noble and remarkable woman’ who was ‘the rock of modern Britain’
  • At the announcement of her death one woman said that she felt ‘honoured’ she was able to pay her respects 
  • Full coverage: Click here to see all our coverage of the Queen’s passing

Emotional mourners who gathered outside of Buckingham Palace yesterday evening described the Queen as a ‘noble and remarkable woman’ who was ‘the rock of what modern Britain was built on’. 

Tributes from Brits came flooding in as the death of Her Majesty was announced, with many tearfully telling the Mail Online what the monarch meant to them. 

William, 30, said: ‘She represented continuity and all four parts of our country, and she was the rock of what modern Britain was built on. 

‘It’s just such a shock to think about how we are going to carry on. 

‘But keep calm and carry on I guess.’ 

Those gathered outside of Buckingham Palace were seen emotionally paying tribute to the Queen following the announcement of her death yesterday

Joshua, 24, tearfully said, ‘She’s above politics, she’s above parties, she’s a constant and she was dutiful. She was a very noble and remarkable woman’

Louise (right), 50, who had to stop mid-sentence as she became increasingly upset, described Her Majesty as ‘a part of our community, a part of us, and she was us’. Pictured with her husband Paul, 60 (left)

The sad news of the Queen’s death was announced officially yesterday evening, with some people in the crowd wept as others gave an impromptu rendition of God Save The Queen

Louise, 50,, who had to stop mid-sentence as she became increasingly upset, described Her Majesty as ‘a part of our community, a part of us, and she was us’.

Others also mentioned what the Queen meant to UK politics, saying that she was ‘above’ political divisions. 

Joshua, 24, said: ‘She represents perhaps what it means to British in a day and age where it’s quite hard to find that.

‘She’s above politics, she’s above parties, she’s a constant and she was dutiful.

‘Those are all aspects that everyone can admire and look to and use in their own life.’

He tearfully added: ‘She was a very noble and remarkable woman.’ 

The sad news of the Queen’s death was announced officially yesterday evening.

At the announcement of her death one woman said that she felt ‘honoured’ she was able to pay her respects. 

She said: ‘I am so privileged and honoured to have known her from birth right the way through to me being able to give my respects at her passing.

‘If she was in pain I’m just glad that she in a better place.

‘Her duty for me was beyond reproach, she sacrificed so much for her people, and we all olove her because she was our matriarch.

‘It’s hard to know she won’t be in our tomorrows but she will be in the history books.’ 

Some people in the crowd wept as others gave an impromptu rendition of God Save The Queen. 

One little boy, Noah Sharp, 8, said the Queen was a ‘very good person’ and was ‘very helpful’.

He said: ‘The Queen means a lot to me because she was a very good person in life and she was always helpful and she had inspiration for everything she did.

One little boy, Noah Sharp, 8, said the Queen was a ‘very good person’ and was ‘very helpful’

William, 30, quoting the famous British saying, said: ‘It’s just such a shock to think about how we are going to carry on. But keep calm and carry on I guess’

‘She was a good Queen.’ 

Some people interviewed could not find the words to express their sadness, with Yuan Jiao, 24, saying: ‘There are only two words, and that’s very sad. It’s just one feeling now.’ 

Some people interviewed who were visiting the UK from abroad described Her Majesty as a ‘cultural icon’.

Daniel, 19, said: ‘You can see here that there are a lot of people who are actually very said and mourning her death.

‘The Queen was a cultural icon.

‘Where we are from, the death of a member of our royal family would definitely not be as much of a thing.’  

Cristina, 29, from Spain added: ‘I’ve only lived here for two years, but I feel like I’m from here and I’m feeling incredibly sad.’

Some people thought of their own family whilst mourning the death of Her Majesty, with Dolores, 75, tearfully saying she was ‘sad’ because she ‘remembers her mum’ who was the same age.

Leo Cheung, 37, who has lived in London for 20 years after moving from Hong Kong, was one of hundreds of mourners to lay flowers at Buckingham Palace.

He said: ‘We have a very strong connection to the Queen, we are quite neutral towards the royal family but the Queen has been there since we were born. 

‘She was part of our lives and it’s sad to see someone we know pass away.’

Daniel, 19, who is from Spain, described Her Majesty as a ‘cultural icon’

Norman Ashley, who was carrying an Australian flag outside Buckingham Palace, said the ‘new era’ of the British monarchy could act as a ‘uniting force’ for the world amid the war in Ukraine. 

He said: ‘It means a lot to us because she was the Queen of Australia, there’s a Union Jack on our flag and our connection couldn’t have been any closer.

‘We’ve had a feeling of dread for the last week or two because of her deteriorating health.’

Christine Ashley, 68, from Canberra in Australia, said she landed in the UK for a holiday with her husband yesterday and felt like she had ‘walked into history’. 

She said: ‘I’m a dual citizen, I grew up in the UK, and it’s a time of uncertainty and the Queen was one of those stabilising factors around the world in these troubling times.

‘Like everyone’s been saying, she’s been part of our lives. 

‘So I guess there’s a sense of dread about what the future holds.’ 

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