Paul McCartney pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after monarch's death

After the Queen of England died on 8 September at her Balmoral estate aged 96 the British Beatles star publicly looked back on times he'd spent with the monarch. Saying memories had come “flooding back” following her passing, McCartney told followers that he was “privileged to have been alive during the whole of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign” The 80-year-old went on to recall the memories he has of the Queen, including winning an essay competition with a piece about the monarchy at 10 years old and watching Elizabeth’s coronation on a black-and-white television in 1953.