Formula 1 legend Jackie Stewart pays touching tribute to ‘remarkable lady’ Queen Elizabeth II

Sir Jackie Stewart told Eamonn Holmes on GB News he doesn't believe there has ever “been someone like Her Majesty"

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Formula 1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart has paid a touching tribute to the "remarkable lady" Queen Elizabeth II following her death.

Sir Jackie, a three-time F1 champion, said he had the “privilege” of travelling to the former monarch’s homes in Balmoral and Sandringham.

Speaking to Eamonn Holmes on GB News, Sir Jackie added that he doesn't believe there has ever “been someone like Her Majesty".

Paying tribute, he said: “Really, I don’t think I deserved it but I think I was so fortunate to be able to have Her Majesty in the room that I am in here right now many times, she used to come back for lunches and so forth.

Eamonn Holmes and Sir Jackie Stewart
Eamonn Holmes and Sir Jackie Stewart
Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Jackie Stewart
Queen Elizabeth II and Sir Jackie Stewart

“And of course, I had the privilege of being at Balmoral and Sandringham and the rest of her lovely homes.

“A remarkable lady, I don’t think there’s ever been someone like Her Majesty.

“She truly carried our country in a manner it could not have been improved upon.

“We are so lucky to have a monarchy because so many countries today are in disarray to some extent.”

He added: “It’s important for us as a country to see what Her Majesty has carried through for so many years.

“The dignity and style that a reunited kingdom truly is.”

Later on Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin will travel from Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace.

Members of the public are already queueing to see her body lying in state at Westminster Hall, which opens on Wednesday, and thousands are still placing floral tributes in Green Park.

Her coffin will be flown from Edinburgh Airport to London on an RAF Globemaster C-17 flight, accompanied by her daughter, Princess Anne.

The King will be joined by Camilla, Queen Consort as he receives his mother’s coffin at Buckingham Palace, where she spent so many of her decades as sovereign.

The Prince and Princess of Wales will also be at the Palace.