The late-night hosts took moments from their Thursday night show in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, who has passed away aged 96.
Royal family announced that Queen Elizabeth II passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday. After 70 years of rule, she will be succeeded by her first son, Charles.
The Late Late ShowBritish presenter James Corden expressed that while he was saddened by the news of her passing, he was “also very grateful and grateful to the queen for the most incredible service and leadership she has shown in her career. throughout our lives. ”
“She was the only queen most of us have ever known,” Corden said. “We consider her immortal and an essential part of our world structure.”
The late-night host went on to reflect on how Queen Elizabeth II is “globally revered”. He said, “She represents the good in this world, living a life of honor, a life dedicated to service, dedicated to improving the lives of others. And it always felt as if she was there for all of us, for 70 years she never wavered. She was never political. She doesn’t need us to hear her opinion. She never gives interviews, she never posts on social media. It’s never been for her about PR herself, and maybe that’s why she’s as loved and respected by a president as the guy who lives down the street, and she’ll be treated equally. with both of them. It doesn’t matter who you are, she’s always there for you. “
Amidst living in “an uncertain world” and “unstable”, Corden expressed that Queen Elizabeth II is “a queen always queen” and “a guiding light”. “She was always kind, always dignified, always a shining example of leadership. She represents stability in a world where it often feels like the floor is shaking. Queen Elizabeth is unique. A lifetime job never to be repeated”.
Corden described the news of the queen’s death as something that would “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.
Ended at Daily programpresenter Trevor Noah, who was born in South Africa, a country that was once part of the British Empire, began his commentary on the queen by discussing the different reactions he foresaw. her death.
“It is interesting to see how different reactions to this news are,” says Noah. “You know the full range of emotions – everything from ‘How will the Kingdom continue?’ all the way to “You shouldn’t colonize India, goodbye bitch.”
Regardless of what people might think of Queen Elizabeth II, the late-night presenter pointed out how impressive the time she spent sitting on the throne. The Queen came to power in 1952, making her one of the longest-reigning monarchs in history.
“That means she watched Adam West as Batman, Michael Keaton as Batman, Christian Bale as Batman, Ben Affleck as Batman, survived after that, and then watched Robert Pattinson. as Batman,” Noah joked. “And look, I’m sure there’s a better way to measure time than there is in Batman, but you get it. She was in the game for a minute. ”
The presenter went on to say that she is a true queen, teasing that the word is thrown around too much these days. “You just post a picture of your smoothie online and everyone is like, ‘Yes, queen take care of yourself,’” he said. “No, that doesn’t make you a queen. You are a duchess who takes the best care of herself. ”
Noah ended his segment on the queen by touching on Charles and how he will ascend the throne now, joking that it is “strange” that he is 73 years old and shares the same title as his grandchildren for until now.
“The world was not made for an old prince,” he continued. “I can tell you right now there’s no one in a Disney movie like ‘One day my prince will come, and he’ll wear orthopedic shoes and eat cheese at every meal. ‘ Charles is too old, he will be the first royal to ascend to the throne in one of those motorized stairs. ”
Jimmy Kimmel also devoted part of his opening monologue about Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss news. He compared the queen’s death to what it would be like to see Kris Jenner die. “The Queen is known as the rock of England and we don’t have one. The closest thing we have to a rock in America is the Rock,” he said.
He went on to credit the queen for having a “fair run” after her death at the age of 96. “I feel as if you die anywhere on the FM radio dial…my goal is to hit the level. 97 hot or maybe even 106 strength, who knows,” he joked.
Kimmel then reflected on how many people Queen Elizabeth II has met during her 70 years in office, including Lady Gaga, Bill Clinton, JFK, Jennifer Lopez, Blue Man Group, the Beatles and the Spice Girls. “She stood up against the fascists and she stood behind them,” Kimmel added before showing off a photo of herself behind Donald Trump’s back.
The late-night presenter ended his thoughts with a joke about the viral video that appeared to show Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine in Don’t worry, baby screened at the Venice Film Festival: “This week, she saw Harry Styles spit on Chris Pine and say ‘ok, I’ve had enough.’ ”