‘For a boy from Newcastle it was an honor to be in his presence’ – Alan Shearer pays tribute to the Queen

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Alan Shearer paid a heartfelt tribute to the Queen after her death at the age of 96.

The NUFC legend said it was an honor to be in attendance “as a boy from Newcastle”. Alan shared a lovely photo of himself and Queen Elizabeth at Alnwick Garden in his tweet.

The Queen died on Thursday afternoon at her Balmoral estate after her family rushed to her side.

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Alan tweeted: “The Queen has dedicated her life to the service of this country. For a boy from Newcastle it was an honor to be in her presence. Thank you Madam. For everything”

In a statement earlier today, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and Queen Consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow.”

Earlier today the Palace released a statement saying the Queen was “comfortable”.

The statement, released just after 12pm, said: ‘Following a further assessment this morning, the Queen’s doctors are concerned about Her Majesty’s health and have recommended that she remains under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

The official Royal Family website now bears the message: “Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022” as well as the official statement issued by the Palace.

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