Helen Mirren reacts to the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death on social media.
The actress portrayed the monarch in the 2006 biographical drama “The Queen” and earned an Academy Award for the role.
Addressing her death on Instagram, Mirren captioned her post, “I am proud to be an Elizabethan.”
She continued, “We mourn a woman, who, with or without the crown, was the epitome of nobility”.
The Royal Family announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 8. She died at the age of 96, making her the longest-ruling monarch in British history. She died in Balmoral Castle in Scotland where she was attended to by several members of the Royal Family. She was said to have died peacefully.
Prince Charles, who is next in line to inherit the throne, has been named King automatically.