Carrie Bickmore’s ‘poignant’ tribute after Queen’s death

The Project’s Carrie Bickmore has shared a bittersweet tribute to the Queen, after the royal died aged 96.

Carrie is currently in London to cover Julia Roberts and George Clooney’s latest film. She managed to capture a beautiful scene just after Her Majesty’s death was announced.

L: Carrie Bickmore on the set of The Project. R: The Queen looks solemn in a light grey coat
The Project host Carrie Bickmore has penned a tribute to the late Queen. Photo: Ten & Getty

A double rainbow appeared above Buckingham Palace as news of the Queen’s death spread, and Carrie took a photo of the beautiful sight.

“A poignant sky above London just minutes after the Queen passes away. RIP,” she captioned the snap.


Many Brits were quick to say that the rainbow was ‘a sign’ from the Queen and other past royals.

“A rainbow signifies that they are safe and happy in heaven,” one wrote on Carrie’s post.

“Such a gracious monarch who will be greatly missed. There was a rainbow when my sister passed as well, and I believe it is [a] sign,” a second commented.

Photo of a double rainbow above London, UK
Carrie shared this beautiful view in an emotional tribute. Photo: Instagram/bickmorecarrie

Twitter was full of tributes to Her Majesty, with many comforted by the rainbows in the sky.

“Her Majesty the Queen sent us three rainbows at the exact same time she crossed that bridge. One at Balmoral, one at Windsor Castle, and a double rainbow over Buckingham Palace. She is letting us know she made it, and all will be well,” a user tweeted.

“A double rainbow, Prince Philip reaching out to take Queen Elizabeth with him to heaven,” added another.

“Wow. What a sign…a rainbow appeared as soon as the Queen passed. She is safe, guiding Charles and William from her heavenly vantage point. The rainbow says, worry not…be hopeful!”

The Queen dies aged 96

This comes after the Queen’s death was announced by Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

Their statement said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Charles quickly issued his own statement, saying: “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.”

“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.

“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,” he finished.

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