‘She’s our matriarch’: 'RHOBH' star Lisa Vanderpump wears all black to mourn ‘extraordinary’ Queen Elizabeth’s death
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: Along with the rest of the world, 'RHOBH' star Lisa Vanderpump is mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Vanderpump, 61, who has been residing in Beverly Hills with her family of four, seemed to have preserved her roots.
Vanderpump paid tribute to the Queen by wearing all black to the Brent Shapiro Foundation's 17th annual Summer Spectacular event at the Beverly Hilton hotel. She revealed the moment she learned that Queen Elizabeth had passed away to RadarOnline. "I was working and suddenly my daughter (Pandora) showed me a text. I was right in the middle of something," Vanderpump said.
Vanderpump thoughtfully told RadarOnline, "How can I say we are devastated because it's been imminent — I mean, she was 96. My grandmother died at 100, so, of course, you're expecting it every day." The British-born celebrity continued, "She wasn't just a monarch; she was the matriarch of our country." Vanderpump was born in 1960 in Dulwich, London, eight years before Queen Elizabeth, who was crowned monarch and ruled over the country for about 70 years and 127 days.
On her Twitter and Instagram, Vanderpump, who joined 'Vanderpump Rules' in 2010, paid homage to the monarch who ruled for the entirety of her formative years. "We knew this day was inevitable but such overwhelming sadness at the loss of one of the most inspirational women the world has known," she wrote.
Vanderpump continued, "Her reign was exemplary as she saw our nation through so many crises. Not just a monarch but also a matriarch to our country and the commonwealth. Heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family. Our hearts are broken."
Vanderpump has been praising the Queen for years. She stated that the Queen is an "extraordinary woman" for remaining active at her late age back in March. "Aaagh The Queen up out and about, what an extraordinary woman... Never gives up. Good morning 🙏🏼." Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving British monarch in history, died on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the age of 96 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Aaagh The Queen up out and about, what an extraordinary woman…— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) March 30, 2022
Never gives up.
Good morning 🇬🇧🙏🏼
During the 10-day period of mourning, Vanderpump made an appearance to show her support for Lala Kent, the co-star of 'Vanderpump Rules,' who was given the Spirit of Sobriety Award, a recognition given to people who are transparent about their path to recovery.
Vanderpump, who was present with Todd, gushed about Kent's accomplishment in managing to stay sober despite having a difficult year. In support of Kent, she said, "It's been a huge, challenging year for her with everything she's been through – held up in this public forum – and I just think she's done so well with her sobriety."
On the occasion, Kent had support from others besides Vanderpump. Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney, who also appear on 'Vanderpump Rules,' were present to support her. Vanderpump even hinted about the upcoming 'Pump Rules' season 10. "It's just a lot of kind of different levels," she said. "It's a multifaceted kind of season with so many things going on. It's also very different because a lot of them, their lives have changed totally from the year before. So, there's a lot of new stories to tell."