The sporting world came together on Monday as many paid their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who was buried.
The UK’s longest-serving monarch, who reigned for 70 years, died on September 8 at the age of 96.
The Queen’s funeral service took place at 11am at Westminster Abbey in London, the historic church where Britain’s kings and queens are crowned.
Many sports figures, past and present, took to social media to pay their respects to the Queen, including former Chelsea and England football captain John Terry.
Terry, who skippered his country between 2006 and 2010, tweeted alongside a picture of Her Majesty: “Today it is with great sadness that we bid farewell to our greatest monarch of all time, Queen Elizabeth II @RoyalFamily
“Thank you for your service, dedication and sacrifice for our great country.
“Rest in peace, Your Majesty.”
Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury posted a video online in which he said: “I haven’t been on social media in the last 10 days mourning the loss of our late Queen.
“I hope the funeral goes well, my condolences to all the family and may they rest in heaven for eternity.”
Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch also paid tribute on social media, sharing a post “lovingly remembered”.
The English Football League wrote on its Twitter page: “On the day of the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the EFL and its clubs wish to join the nation in reflecting on the late Sovereign’s remarkable life of service to the country our thoughts are with the.” royal family.”
Northern Ireland men’s national football team manager Ian Baraclough and his assistant Jimmy Nicholl also paused for reflection on Monday morning at Windsor Park in Belfast.
Southampton were among the Premier League football teams to pay tribute, releasing a photo of the Queen presenting the FA Cup trophy to their captain Peter Rodrigues after the 1976 final at Wembley.
Top-flight football resumed over the weekend, with teams honoring the late monarch through moments of silence, specially designed programs and other tributes.
Racing, the Queen’s favorite sport, had originally scheduled meetings in Leicester, Warwick, Hamilton Park and Wolverhampton but they were canceled after the funeral date was announced.
The Queen has been a patron of numerous sporting institutions including the FA, the British Olympic Association, the MCC and the Commonwealth Games Federation.
In 2012, she showcased her acting talent alongside Daniel Craig in a James Bond video for the London Olympics opening ceremony.
As sport pauses at home, some British teams competing elsewhere have announced plans to honor the Queen.
They include the country’s rowers at the World Championships in Racice, Czech Republic, whose request for a schedule adjustment to avoid a collision with the funeral was denied by World Rowing.
A statement from British Rowing said: “We have tried to compete with the most appropriate adaptations to show our respect for HM The Queen, the Royal Family and the Nation.
“The team will wear black ribbons at races during the mourning period and join the nation in observing the minute’s silence on Sunday night. All members of the team delegation who are not directly involved in racing will also observe the two-minute silence on Monday.”