LONDON   -   Catherine Zeta-Jones paid an emotional tribute to Queen Elizabeth, saying that it felt like “losing a real family member” following the death of the British monarch, who passed away on Thursday. The Welsh actress, 52, re­vealed that the news of Queen’s death had made her homesick but “proud of my heritage.” Speak­ing at Disney’s D23 Expo on Sunday, Zeta-Jones said she had called her family back home and “felt like a little piece of me had gone”. “I’m a big royal­ist and I love the royal family and what they do for our country,” she told the PA news agency. “I’m in a country that has never had a woman as a figure of leadership, of power and of respect, and so I shall miss her dearly,” she said. Zeta-Jones contin­ued, “I don’t know whether it’s because I’m British but I just felt like a little piece of me had gone.” “There will never be a queen in my lifetime again, but it was a very strange feeling.