Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: David Beckham, Rishi Sunak & Loose Women stars pay tribute a year on

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Today marks a year since Queen Elizabeth II died at her Balmoral home

Famous football stars, musicians and politicians have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II a year on from her death at Balmoral. Celebrities including David Beckham, Loose Women stars and prime minister Rishi Sunak have published their own messages to mark the day, after she served the country for 70 years.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022 aged 96. Prior to the announcement of her death, concerns were raised as her family rushed to Balmoral, and people on TV donned black ties and suits.

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At the time, her son, King Charles, said: "We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world."

Today, celebrities marked the anniversary of her death by paying tribute on social media.

David Beckham posted a series of pictures of Queen Elizabeth on his Instagram page while Loose Women stars paid tribute by speaking to a royal expert about her life on today’s show.

Politicians including Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson also paid tribute by posting tweets to mark the anniversary of her death.

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak wrote: “Today, on the solemn anniversary of the passing of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our thoughts are with His Majesty King Charles III and the whole Royal Family. With the perspective of a year, the scale of Her Late Majesty’s service only seems greater.

“Her devotion to the nations of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth only seems deeper. And our gratitude for such an extraordinary life of duty and dedication, only continues to grow.”

He also looked back on the ‘treasured memories’ he has when he met The Queen, which left him ‘struck’ by her wisdom, incredible warmth and grace.

Meanwhile Boris Johnson wrote: “Today we remember how much we lost with the death of Her Late Majesty the Queen - but also to be grateful for all she did for our country, and the eternal lesson she gave us in selflessness and service.”

Paperwork, released by the National Records of Scotland, simply shows Queen Elizabeth II’s cause of death as ‘old age’.

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