Jude Law said he was thinking about the Queen’s death as he went through a process of “mourning” and “rediscovery” as he led a line-up of stars paying tribute to the late monarch at Disney’s D23 Expo 2022 in Anaheim. California Sunday.
The country’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died “peacefully” on Thursday at the age of 96 in Balmoral, Scotland.
Speaking candidly after the Queen’s death this weekend, actor Jude, 49, said: “I can’t say I’m shocked, it’s just that I thought more about someone who grew up and whose parents grew up together.
Heartfelt words: Jude Law says he thinks about the Queen’s death as he goes through a ‘mourning process’ and ‘rediscovery’ as he pays tribute on Sunday.
“He’s a big part of my country’s sense of identity, and so now we’re going through a process of mourning, but also a process of rediscovery.”
Regarding the new head of state, King Charles III, Jude added: “The future of the throne will be reinvented by the new sovereign. He will make it his own.”
Jude was joined at the event by US actress Amy Adams, 48, who said: “I’ve just worked in England and we were there for the anniversary and it was great to see how much love England has for him and the UK. I know they’re going through a period of mourning so I wish them the best.”
Farewell: The country’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died “peacefully” on Thursday aged 96 in Balmoral, Scotland (pictured in October)
Meanwhile, 50-year-old actress Maya Rudolph said: “I love this country and I’m very proud to live under an incredible monarch and I feel for the country of England.”
Charlie’s Angels star Lucy Liu, 53, said she was heartbroken to hear of the Queen’s death and said the monarch was sometimes “willing” to put Britain before her own family.
He said: ‘It’s very heartening. I mean, he was given this role at a very young age and he worked his way up the ladder and he really created this iconic role.
Paying tribute: Jude was joined at the event by American actresses Amy Adams, 48 (right) and Maya Rudolph, 50 (left).
“He also put his family first, but he really put his country before that, and I think that’s an important choice that he made. It is very willing.’
Star Wars actor Warwick Davis, 52, said: “I have to say I was very, very saddened to hear of his passing.
I’m a royalist, I respect the monarchy and I think it’s a great thing for the United Kingdom to have a monarchy.
Touch: Charlie’s Angels star Lucy Liu, 53, said she was heartbroken to hear of the Queen’s death and said the monarch was “willing”.
I would love to meet Her Majesty, but unfortunately I didn’t get the chance, but I’ve been to royal events at Buckingham Palace in the past, which was great.
“So I think it’s a beautiful tradition and I think he’s someone who sacrificed his life for us and to make the world a better place in general.”
A number of celebrities have paid heartfelt tributes to the much-loved monarch following her death this week.
Speaking: Star Wars actor Warwick Davis, 52, said: “I have to say I was very, very saddened to hear of his passing. I am a royalist
Sir Elton John paid tribute to the Queen after her death on Thursday.
The 75-year-old singer – who performed a reworked version of Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana’s funeral – took to Instagram to mourn the death of the British monarch aged 96.
The musician wrote: “Along with the whole nation, I was very saddened to hear the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
“He was an inspiring presence to be around and guide the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments, with grace, decency and genuine caring warmth.
“Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life since childhood and I will miss her dearly.”
Tributes: Music icon Sir Elton John, 75, said he would greatly miss the Queen after a historic 70-year reign, as a string of stars paid tribute this week.
Stephen Fry joined the flood of famous faces who tearfully paid tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch at his Balmoral home.
The 65-year-old comedian and actor tweeted: “Oh dear. Oh my. O heavens. May my soul rejoice. oh god heck. I don’t know why I’m sobbing. Really stupid. My dear.’
Former England international Gary Lineker, 61, wrote on Twitter: “A very sad day. Her Majesty the Queen has died. A truly remarkable woman who served her country with dignity, loyalty and grace. An ever-present comforter in most of our lives. Rest in peace, Your Majesty.’
All the stars: Victoria Beckham and Mick Jagger were among the stars who took to social media to pay their respects to the Queen.
Victoria Beckham, 48, the former singer of the Spice Girls group, wrote on the Internet: “Today is a very sad day not only for our country, but for the whole world.
“I am deeply saddened by the death of our beloved monarch, Her Majesty the Queen.
“He will be remembered for his loyalty and service and my thoughts are with the Royal Family at this incredibly sad time.”
Whoopi Goldberg, 66, recalled meeting the Queen and the succession of King Charles III, saying: “A few years ago I met Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Variety Show in 2009. When she approached me, all I could think was WTH? I’m an American kid from the projects and I am with the Queen of England. I was in awe. May his grave be filled with light. God save the king.’
Statement: King Charles III released this poignant statement reacting to the death of his ‘beloved mother’ as he ascended the throne today.
Speaking on TalkTV on Thursday, Sharon Osbourne, 69, said she had a “really heavy heart” tonight.
She told host Piers Morgan: “You and I and millions of people grew up with her and she’s always been this tower of strength and dignity for our country and it’s heartbreaking. I’m heartbroken for our country, for my family.
“A lot of people miss the point – they are a family, a tight family. Grandchildren and children will be completely destroyed.
He represented strength. Why would anyone want to come to Britain? According to our traditions, according to our royal family. Everything that comes with Britain is history.
“He went on, and that’s what makes Britain different from every other country – our traditions.
“Look what we’ve gone through celebrating it this year – it’s been great – nobody does it like the British.”
Announcement: Buckingham Palace announced the sad news of the Queen’s death on Thursday
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