EastEnders spoilers: Fans all saying the same thing as soap pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth in special pre-show scene | The Sun

EASTENDERS fans were left moved after a special pre-episode scene paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth featuring Albert Square favourites.

The Queen's death was announced on 8 September at 6:30pm leading to a change in programming, including one of EastEnders' episodes.

Ahead of the first show to air after the Queen's death, a pre-scene showed a number of characters paying tribute to the 96-year-old in the Queen Vic pub.

Pub landlady, Linda Carter was seen with Denise Fox and Kathy around a photo of the Queen.

They referred to her Platinum Jubliee, which was celebrated across the nation, earlier in the year as a "classy way to say goodbye", before Denise, played by Diane Parish, said: "God bless her, she's been there our whole lives. It's like she's everything we've ever known."

Kathy, played by Gillian Taylforth, replied: "Just feels so personal though, doesn't it? Just devastating", before Denise added: "It's like we've lost our nan."

"Well, we have," replied Linda, portrayed by Kellie Bright. "I mean the country's lost… we've all lost our nan. She dedicated her entire life to serving us."

"Selfless," said Kathy, before Denise continued: "We'll never see anyone like her again."

Fans took to social media in response to the scene with one posting: "Lovely tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II at the start of #EastEnders tonight. A great little scene between Linda, Kathy and Denise. They always do this sort of thing so well."

Another shared: "I think for the first time EVER there’s a scene before the titles in tonight’s episode! #EastEnders", while another user praised the tribute: "#EastEnders are always so good at getting topical news into an episode, and this is one that needed to be said."

The Queen was the longest reigning British monarch, serving the country and the commonwealth for 70 years.

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