'It was wonderful to have her': Sharon Osbourne joins long queue of mourners to pay respects to the Queen
Osbourne, 69, was accompanied by her TalkTv crew members and one mourner even managed to grab a selfie with her
LONDON, ENGLAND: On Wednesday afternoon, September 14, former 'X Factor' judge Sharon Osbourne went to Westminster Hall and joined the long line of people waiting to view Queen Elizabeth II's casket. Her Majesty's casket was brought to Westminster Hall at 2.22 pm, where it will remain until her funeral on Monday, September 19 so that people can pay their respects to the late monarch.
Osbourne, 69, was spotted among the thick crowds and one mourner even managed to grab a selfie with her. Osbourne was accompanied by a crew filming for her TalkTV series 'The Talk', as her co-host JJ Anisiobi was also seen with her. Osbourne later spoke to ITV News about her decision to join the crowd to pay tribute to their beloved monarch. She said, “I love the Queen and I came over for this because I’m a royalist and I love the royal family. No matter what would change in this country and, you know, everything changes in life but she never did. And it was just wonderful to have her.”
This comes after Osbourne praised King Charles III, who ascended the throne following the death of his beloved mother. Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her Balmoral residence on September 8, at the age of 96. Her coffin was later flown back to London and arrived at Buckingham Palace, where she was met by King Charles and his other siblings, including the Princess Royal.
Speaking to Piers Morgan on his Talk TV show, Osbourne said, “It’s unsettling and I know the mourning will go on and on and on for our Queen, people will never stop mourning for her. But I do have to say, that I think Charles will be an amazing King. I have so much respect for him and I think he will take care of all of us. He will be a good King, he can’t follow, he can’t fill her shoes but he will do it his way and I have full confidence, I adore him, I respect him and he will do great things for this country.”
The funeral service for the Queen will get underway at 11 am at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19. The King George VI memorial chapel, a wing of the main chapel where Her Majesty's parents and sister Princess Margaret's ashes were buried, will serve as the Queen's last resting place. The late Prince Philip’s coffin will also move from the Royal Vault to the memorial chapel to join the Queen’s.