Dame Joan Collins on ‘poignancy’ of Queen’s funeral 7 years after Jackie’s death

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Dame Joan Collins (L) has mirrored on the loss of life of her sister Jackie (Image: Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

Dame Joan Collins has been reminded of mourning her sister Jackie, with the Queen’s funeral falling precisely seven years after the novelist’s loss of life.

Creator Collins died of breast most cancers in 2015 on the age of 77.

Sharing a candy childhood photograph of herself cradling her youthful sister, Dame Joan, 89, wrote on Instagram: ‘It’s personally poignant to me that we needs to be mourning the passing of #queenelizabeth on the identical day as I mourn seven years for the reason that passing of my expensive sister @jackiejcollins 😔.’

Dame Joan has usually spoken in regards to the lack of her sister Jackie, beforehand saying she felt she was visited by her sister’s ‘pressure’ 5 years after her loss of life.

She instructed the Free Girls panellists: ‘It’s actually terribly unhappy really, significantly seeing these clips of Jackie, she had such a wild sense of humour.’

The actress added: ‘She was humorous, quirky, intelligent, she was an ideal sister and it is a very unhappy weekend for us.’

Talking about how she’s feeling on the fifth anniversary of Jackie’s loss of life, she defined: ‘One thing very unusual occurred final evening.

‘Once I first heard about Jackie’s loss of life, which was precisely 5 years in the past, [my husband] Percy and I have been watching tv and all the lights went off within the village the place we’re – full blackout.

The Queen assembly Dame Joan in 2014 (Image: David Crump – WPA Pool/Getty Photographs)

‘Final evening, the identical factor occurred. All the lights went out. It was actually scary – and precisely 5 years earlier than. I do consider that possibly there was some type of pressure that was saying, “I’m right here”.’

In the meantime, the actress has clearly moved by the Queen’s funeral, sharing movies with the hashtag ‘#thankyoumaam’.

She beforehand paid tribute to the monarch saying: ‘I fell below the spell of #queenelizabeth the primary outing of the numerous occasions I met her, and my admiration has remained undimmed all through the years. #rip #ripqueenelizabeth @theroyalfamily #thequeen.’

The actress obtained her Damehood in 2015, saying on the time: ‘It’s humbling to obtain this degree of recognition from my Queen and nation, and I’m thrilled and actually grateful.’

The Queen died at her Balmoral dwelling on the age of 96 on September 8.

Her state funeral befell on September 19, with celebrities together with Sandra Oh and Bear Grylls attending.


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