Amanda Holden has joined the thousands of Buckingham Palace mourners to pay respect and tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after the monarch passed away, aged 96, on Thursday, 8 September.

Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda, 51, looked sombre and downcast, bowing her head to the ground as she passed in front of mourners who have been gathering at what was the Queen's main residence.

Amanda was quietly stylish, dressed in a navy blue midi-dress which featured long sleeves, a fishtail skirt and a white belt that cinched her in at the waist.

She matched the shade of her suede court shoes to her dress and wore dark sunglasses to shield her eyes as she paid her respects to the late Queen.

It was announced at 6.30pm on 8 September that the Queen had passed away, with an official notice put out at Buckingham Palace which read: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

The monarch's death has lead to an outpouring of grief all over the world, from commoners to celebrities and world leaders.

After it was announced by Buckingham Palace at lunchtime on Thursday that doctors were "concerned" for the Queen's health and that she was "comfortable at Balmoral", Amanda took to Instagram to share a photograph of the monarch in her earlier years as she wrote: "Praying for Our Queen".

Once the news came that the beloved Queen had passed away, Amanda posted another picture, this time of the Queen at her Coronation, writing: "I think we all thought our Queen would live forever…

"Her grace ,good humour and indomitable spirit.. embodied everything that made Great Britain , Great . I just can’t imagine our country without her ..

My thoughts are with her family #godsavethequeen "

Her followers rushed to the comments section to pay their own tribute to the Queen, with one person writing: "Devastated. Remarkable woman and inspiration. There will never be another."

Another commented: "I'm so sad , thankyou for your service Ma'am may you Rest in Peace."

Former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison commented with a simple sad face.

Amanda's fellow BGT judges paid tribute to the queen on social media, with David Walliams posting a picture of the queen wearing black as he quoted late poet Phillip Larkin: "In times when nothing stood / but worsened, or grew strange / there was one constant good: / she did not change."

Alesha Dixon posted a number of black and white snaps of the Queen, and she captioned the post with a simple red heart emoji to convey her emotion.

Simon Cowell posted a statement which read: "I'm incredibly sad to hear of the passing of the Queen.

"With incredible strength she was someone who loved her country and was able to lead with so much love.

"I feel very lucky that in my lifetime we have had a Monarch who managed to balance great leadership, tradition and progression.

"I would like to send my respects to her family during this time."


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