Holly Willoughby and her rarely-seen children pay emotional visit to Buckingham Palace to pay respects to the Queen | The Sun

HOLLY Willoughby was accompanied by her kids as they paid a special tribute to the late Queen at Buckingham Palace.

The This Morning anchor, 41, took Harry, Belle and Chester – who she prefers to keep out of the public eye – to the royal residence to lay flowers along with the throngs of fans paying their respects to Her Majesty.

Her Majesty died peacefully at the age of 96 on Thursday, with her family by her side.

Holly, who shares her kids with her TV producer husband Dan Baldwin, took to her Instagram page to share their poignant day.

She captured her trio thoughtfully looking at the hundreds of floral tributes left outside the palace before capturing only daughter Belle placing a card on top of a bouquet.

In her caption, the ITV host wrote: "Time to reflect and pay our respects… the children wrote the most beautiful words…♥️"


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Her fellow This Morning co-stars were quick to respond, with Vanessa Feltz writing": "We’ve just been. So emotional 🌸🌸🌸."

Alison Hammond simply added: "❤️❤️."

One fan then added: "This is where my children laid their flowers. Lovely to see so many people paying their respects!"

Holly, alongside pop superstar Elton John, were the first to lead the celebrity tributes following the Queen's death.

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Following a sombre statement on Thursday, Buckingham Palace confirmed the longest-serving monarch in British history had passed away – making her son, Charles, King.

Holly wrote: "Thank you for your lifetime of service and humble commitment to duty."

Reacting to the heartbreaking news, Tiny Dancer singer Elton wrote: "Along with the rest of the nation, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's passing.

"She was an inspiring presence to be around and lead the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace, decency and a genuine caring warmth.

"Queen Elizabeth has been a huge part of my life from childhood to this day and I will miss her dearly."

Meanwhile TalkTV host Piers Morgan called her the "greatest monarch in history".

"While this is one of the saddest and most momentous turning points in the history of the United Kingdom," he told viewers.

"There's nobody in this country or the world that hasn't lived the majority of their lives under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

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"I struggle to even imagine a Britain without the Queen – but the moment we have all been dreading has already come."

Piers added: "Her Majesty the Queen died this afternoon in Balmoral, a little piece of us all died with her."

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