The late night hosts took moments from their Thursday night shows to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at the age of 96.
The Royal family announced Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. After 70 years of rule, she is succeeded by her firstborn son Charles.
The late late showBritish host James Corden said that, despite being saddened by the news of her death, he was “also so grateful and grateful to the Queen for the most incredible service and leadership she has shown in all of our lifetimes. ”
“She’s the only queen most of us have ever known,” Corden said. “We considered her immortal and… [an] essential part of the fabric of our world.”
The late night host continued to reflect on how Queen Elizabeth II was “generally adored.” He said: “She represented the good in this world, a life of honor, a life devoted to service, committed to improving the lives of others. And she always felt like she was there for all of us, for 70 years she has She never questioned. She was never political. She didn’t need us to hear her opinion. She never gave an interview, she never posted on social media. She never cared about her own PR, and maybe that’s why she was just so loved and respected by a president as well as by the man who lives down the street, and would treat them both equally. It didn’t matter who you were, she was there for you.”
Amid living in “a world of uncertainty” and “instability,” Queen Elizabeth II was “always the queen” and “a guiding light,” Corden said. “She was always gracious, always dignified, always a shining example of leadership. She represented stability in a world where it so often feels like the floor is shaking. Queen Elizabeth is unique. A life’s work never to be repeated.”
Corden described the news of the Queen’s death as something that “will change our country forever” and ended his thoughts by thanking the Queen for her “sacrifice”. “We will always celebrate her life, remember what she stood for and we will always be grateful for her sacrifice,” he said.
past to The daily showHost Trevor Noah, who was born in South Africa, a country that was once part of the British Empire, began his comments about the Queen by discussing the various reactions to her death.
“It was interesting to see how diverse the reactions to this news were,” said Noah. “You know the full spectrum of emotions – everything from ‘How will the kingdom go on?’ all the way to ‘You shouldn’t have colonized India, bye bitch.’”
Regardless of what people might think of Queen Elizabeth II, the late night host pointed out that it’s impressive how long she’s been on the throne. Her Majesty came to power in 1952, making her one of the longest reigning monarchs in history.
“That means she saw Adam West as Batman, Michael Keaton as Batman, Christian Bale as Batman, Ben Affleck as Batman, who survived and then saw Robert Pattinson as Batman,” Noah joked. “And look, I’m sure there’s a better way to measure time than in Batman, but you get the idea. She’s been in the game for a minute.”
The host went on to say she was a true queen and teased that the word is way too overused these days. “You just post a picture of your smoothie online and everyone says, ‘Yeah, self-care queen,'” he said. “No, that doesn’t make you a queen. You’re a duchess of self-care at best.’
Noah ended his segment on the Queen by touching on Charles and how he will now ascend the throne, joking that it’s “weird” that he’s 73 and had the same title as his grandchildren until now.
“The world was not made for an old prince,” he continued. “I can tell you now that there is no one in a Disney movie who says, ‘Someday my prince will come, and he will wear orthopedic shoes and eat cottage cheese with every meal.’ Charles is so old that he will be the first royal to ascend the throne in one of those motorized stairlifts.”
Jimmy Kimmel also devoted part of his opening monologue to Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss the news. He compared the Queen’s death to what it would be like if Kris Jenner died. “The Queen is known as the rock of England and we have no rock. The closest thing to a rock in America is the Rock,’ he said.
He credited the Queen with having a “pretty good run” after her death at age 96. power 106, who knows,” he joked.
Kimmel then reflected on how many people Queen Elizabeth II met during her 70-year reign, including Lady Gaga, Bill Clinton, JFK, Jennifer Lopez, the Blue Man Group, the Beatles, and the Spice Girls. “She stood up to fascists and she stood behind them,” Kimmel added before showing a photo of her behind Donald Trump.
The late night host capped his thoughts with a joke about the viral video in which Harry Styles appeared to spit on Chris Pine during the don’t worry baby Venice Film Festival screening: “This week she saw Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine and said, ‘Okay, I’ve had enough.'”
Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon briefly spoke the “sad news” after his monologue during a segment at his desk.
To fall upon recalled how he “always” said his “dream guest” would be Queen Elizabeth.
“I’ve always been a fan,” he said. “I admire the way she always behaved with class, grace and dignity, but she also had a great sense of humor. She was very funny. And that’s what I loved about her. She leaves a great legacy and she will be missed, but not forgotten.”
CBS’ Late show with Stephen Colbert was taped before news of the Queen’s death, which the show noted: through a title card at the start of the program.
In tribute to the late monarch, the message continued: “Our thoughts are with her family and her subjects.”
9 Sept. 7:24 am This story has been updated with tribute from Jimmy Fallon and The late show with Stephen Colbert.