The British-Nigerian boxer received a royal handshake from the late Queen of England after an inspiring speech he granted in 2020.
British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua has joined the likes of Tottenham Hotspur striker and England captain Harry Kane in sending sporting tributes to late monarch Queen Elizabeth II after the UK’s longest-serving monarch died on Thursday, at the age of 96.
The Queen reigned for 70 years after ascending the throne in 1952, and have now had her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, succeed her as the new King.
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace announced in a statement.
“The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
Joshua sends tribute to Queen Elizabeth
Following the announcement, Joshua joined sporting world in sending messages of condolences.
Joshua received a royal handshake from the late Queen of England after an inspiring speech he granted during the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in 2020.