Queen Elizabeth II: Tributes from around the world

As the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death spreads, tributes, commemorations and homages to her Majesty are happening around the world. We know the Queen was a travel icon, having visited 117 different countries throughout her reign, so it comes as no surprise to see an outpouring of love come in from every corner of the world. As the country waits for details of the Queen’s funeral, we take a look at 20 tributes to the Queen around the world.

Buckingham Palace tribute to the queen

Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace the day after the Queen’s death, as well-wishers and mourners leave floral tributes and take photographs.

Gunfire for the Queen

At dusk on 9 September 2022, soldiers fire a 96-gun salute to honour the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II in Canberra, Australia. 

Queen in Tokyo

In the Akihabara district of Tokyo, giant screens broadcast the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. 

Mourners lay flowers outside of Buckingham Palace following the announcement.

Dubai to the queen

On the South Beach in Durban, South Africa, a sand sculptor finishes a commemorative carving dedicated to the Queen.

The queen in Leicester Square

On the large TV screens in London’s Piccadilly Circus, a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II is displayed on the first day of national mourning.

Screens of the queen in Balmoral

Images of the late Queen are being shown on screens at bus stops around the UK. This one is on Princes Street in Edinburgh in front of The Balmoral Hotel. 

The queen in Zimbabwe

At the Zimbabwe National Art Gallery in Harare, a commemorative portrait of Queen Elizabeth is mounted on the wall.

New Zealand pay their respects

In Wellington, New Zealand, gun salutes are fired to mark the news.

Wales shows the queen's face

A digital advertisement board shows a picture of the Queen, broadcasting the news to people in Cardiff, Wales. 

Leicester Square cinema

In London’s Leicester Square, The Prince Charles Cinema displays a “Thank You For Last 70 Years” tribute notice on the first day of public mourning.

NFL pays tribute

During the AFL Second Semi-Final match between the Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions players observe a minute’s silence in memory of the Queen, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Australia.

Far and wide

Memorials and commemorations such as this one in Manila, Philippines, are being set up around the world.


Outside Balmoral Castle, where the Queen passed away on 8 September 2022, people gather to pay their respects and lay flowers.

Windsor castle stand for the queen

On the first day of national mourning, wardens stand outside the gates of Windsor Castle.

Sydney hears the news of the passing of the queen

As the news reaches Australia, an image of the Queen is projected onto the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House.

France mourns

In Paris, a portrait of the Queen hangs outside the British embassy. 

queen flys the flag half mast

The national flag is being flown at half-mast in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

We thank the Queen for her service.