Yesterday evening Buckingham Palace announced The Queen, the longest-serving monarch in Britain’s history, had died at Balmoral after her reign of 70 years.
The solemn announcement prompted tributes from across the globe including from individuals from the world of sport.
On her Twitter page, Arsenal centre-back Williamson, who skippered England to their first Women’s Euros trophy win wrote: “A constant presence of grace and decency in a world that continued to change around her.
“An exceptional person. A light so bright, she was a warm voice amongst times of despair.
“A Queen who unified the people she dedicated her life to. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.”