“God save the Queen, she ain’t no human being,” goes the famous lyric from the SEX PISTOLS‘ “God Save the Queen.” But despite those words, it seems that Johnny Rotten has some kind of respect for the recently deceased Queen Elizabeth II.
Rotten kept his comments succinct, offering, “Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth II. Send her victorious.”
Buckingham Palace released a statement yesterday from His Majesty The King, in which he reflected on the passing of his mother.
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” King Charles said. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
He added, “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”