Celebs who’ve paid tribute to the Queen at Buckingham Palace – including Holly Willoughby

The nation has entered a period of mourning following the death of Britain's longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty passed away on 8 September at the age of 96 at her Scottish residence Balmoral Castle with her family by her side.

People across the UK have paid tribute to the late monarch, with many travelling to Buckingham Palace to leave flowers, cards and gifts.

Numerous celebrities have shared loving tributes to Her Majesty and some have even headed to the palace to pay their respects, including Holly Willoughby, Vanessa Feltz and Rochelle Humes.

Vanessa, 60, arrived holding a bouquet of flowers alongside two of her grandchildren and shared a video to Instagram explaining how there were "thousands and thousands" of well-wishers present at Buckingham Palace.

Meanwhile, This Morning presenter Holly, 41, headed to the palace with her three children, Harry, 13, Belle, 11, Harry, nine, and Chester, seven.

She shared snaps of her three kids paying their respects to the late monarch, revealing that they'd each written a "beautiful" card.

"Time to reflect and pay our respects… the children wrote the most beautiful words," Holly wrote on Instagram alongside snaps of Harry, Belle and Chester standing in front of the hundreds of tributes in London.

Fellow This Morning star Alison Hammond, 47, also travelled to Buckingham Palace, as well as Rochelle Humes, 33, who took her two daughters, Alaia-Mai, nine, and five year old Valentina, with her.

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"Tonight we paid our respects before bed," the mum-of-three, who also shares one year old son Blake with her husband Marvin, wrote on Instagram, alongside a sweet photo of her two daughters wearing matching outfits and holding a bouquet of flowers.

Earlier in the week, Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, 51, was photographed looking downcast outside Buckingham Palace as she paid her respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

Giving an idea of how many people were outside the palace, ex-Love Island star Olivia Attwood, 31, shared a photo of the crowd, describing it as "incredible".

She wrote: "Didn't get super close because I'm not a big fan of crowds but was incredible to see the amounts of people who had come out to pay their respects."

"Something I'm sure I'll tell my children about one day, and they can tell me to bore off the same way I do my parents lol x," she added.

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin arrived at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh on 12 September where it will remain until 13 September.

It will then be flown back to London and taken in procession on a Gun Carriage of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery to the Palace of Westminster, where she will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four days.

Queen Elizabeth II's funeral will take place on Monday 19 September at Westminster Abbey.

This week, OK! celebrates the life of Her Majesty the Queen with a commemorative special in honour of Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Be sure to pick up your copy.


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