Response from politicians and officers By Reuters


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(Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven a long time, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace mentioned on Thursday.

Right here is a few response to the information:

BRITISH PRIME MINISTER LIZ TRUSS

“Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which fashionable Britain was constructed. Our nation has grown and flourished underneath her reign. Britain is the good nation it’s right this moment due to her.”

FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND NICOLA STURGEON

“The dying of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth is a profoundly unhappy second for the UK, the Commonwealth and the world. Her life was considered one of extraordinary dedication and repair. On behalf of the individuals of Scotland, I convey my deepest condolences to The King and the Royal Household.”

ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY JUSTIN WELBY

“As we grieve collectively, we all know that, in dropping our beloved Queen, we’ve got misplaced the particular person whose steadfast loyalty, service and humility has helped us make sense of who we’re via a long time of extraordinary change in our world, nation and society.”

U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES

“As the UK’s longest-lived and longest-reigning Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II was extensively admired for her grace, dignity, and dedication around the globe. She was a reassuring presence all through a long time of sweeping change, together with the decolonization of Africa and Asia and the evolution of the Commonwealth.

“Queen Elizabeth II was pal of the United Nations, and visited our New York Headquarters twice, greater than fifty years aside. She was deeply dedicated to many charitable and environmental causes and spoke movingly to delegates on the COP26 local weather talks in Glasgow.

“I want to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II for her unwavering, lifelong dedication to serving her individuals. The world will lengthy bear in mind her devotion and management.”

INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will likely be remembered as a stalwart of our instances. She supplied inspiring management to her nation and other people. She personified dignity and decency in public life. Pained by her demise. My ideas are along with her household and other people of UK on this unhappy hour.”

SHEHBAZ SHARIF, PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN

“Deeply grieved on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Pakistan joins the UK & different Commonwealth nations in mourning her dying. My heartfelt condolences to the royal household, individuals & authorities of the UK.”

CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU

“It was with the heaviest of hearts that we realized of the passing of Canada’s longest-reigning Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was a continuing presence in our lives – and her service to Canadians will ceaselessly stay an essential a part of our nation’s historical past.”

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY KARINE JEAN-PIERRE

“(our) hearts and our ideas go to the relations of the Queen, (go) to the individuals of the UK … Our relationship with the individuals in the UK, and that is one thing the president has mentioned himself, has grown stronger and stronger.”

U.S. SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL

“For 70 lengthy years, from the aftermath of World Struggle II nicely into the twenty first century, throughout 15 totally different Prime Ministers, via nice triumphs and nice challenges, the Queen’s regular management safeguarded the land she cherished. Regardless of spending practically three quarters of a century as one of the crucial well-known and admired people on the planet, the Queen made positive her reign was by no means actually about herself — not her fame, not her emotions, not her private needs or wants. She guided venerable establishments via fashionable instances utilizing timeless virtues like responsibility, dignity, and sacrifice. She supplied our up to date world a residing grasp class it wanted badly.”

EUROPEAN COUNCIL PRESIDENT CHARLES MICHEL

“Our ideas are with the royal household and all those that mourn Queen Elizabeth II within the UK and worldwide. As soon as known as Elizabeth the Steadfast, she by no means failed to indicate us the significance of lasting values in a contemporary world along with her service and dedication.

EU FOREIGN POLICY CHIEF JOSEP BORRELL

“Queen Elizabeth Il’s exceptional reign oversaw key occasions of the twentieth & twenty first century. The EU pays tribute to her distinctive contribution to constructing peace & reconciliation. Whereas her loss will likely be felt around the globe, our speedy ideas are along with her household & the individuals of the UK.”

DUTCH KING WILLEM-ALEXANDER

“We bear in mind Queen Elizabeth II with deep respect and nice affection. Steadfast and clever, she devoted her lengthy life to serving the British individuals. We really feel a powerful bond with the UK and its royal household, and we share their sorrow presently.”

THE ROYAL HOUSE OF NORWAY

“The Royal Household is deeply saddened to obtain the information that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has handed away.”

GERMAN PRESIDENT FRANK-WALTER STEINMEIER

“Queen Elizabeth II is a lady who formed the century. She witnessed and written the up to date historical past.”

GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER ANNALENA BAERBOCK

“She was a supply of power and confidence to her nation for nearly 100 years. Germany will stay eternally grateful to her for reaching out to us for reconciliation after the phobia of World Struggle II.”

ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER MARIO DRAGHI

“Queen Elizabeth was a significant participant in world historical past during the last seventy years. She represented the UK and the Commonwealth with steadiness, knowledge, respect for establishments and democracy. She has been essentially the most beloved image of her nation and has garnered respect, affection and heat emotions in all places. She ensured stability in instances of disaster and stored the worth of custom alive in a society in fixed and profound evolution.

“Her spirit of service, her dedication to the UK and the Commonwealth, the profound dignity with which she has held workplace for such a very long time have been an unceasing supply of admiration for generations.”

FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embodied the British nation’s continuity and unity for over 70 years. I bear in mind her as a pal of France, a kind-hearted queen who has left a long-lasting impression on her nation and her century.”

CZECH PRIME MINISTER PETR FIALA

“I’m deeply saddened by the dying of Her Majesty the Queen, Elizabeth II. Sending heartfelt and honest condolences to the Royal household and the British individuals and the individuals of the Commonwealth.”

POLISH PRESIDENT ANDRZEJ DUDA

“My deepest condolences to the Royal Household and all of the British individuals on passing of Her Majesty The Queen. For many years she has been an embodiment of every little thing that makes Britain really Nice. She will likely be missed and remembered in Poland and everywhere in the world.”

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES VICE PRESIDENT SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM

“We be a part of the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, a world icon who represented the best qualities of her nation and other people. Her unbelievable lifetime of service and responsibility to the UK is unparalleled in our fashionable world.”

UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKIY

“It’s with deep unhappiness that we realized of the dying of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the UA individuals, we lengthen honest condolences to the @RoyalFamily, your entire United Kingdom and the Commonwealth over this irreparable loss. Our ideas and prayers are with you.”

CHIEF MINISTER OF GIBRALTAR FABIAN PICARDO

“The Individuals of Gibraltar will mourn Her Majesty as a monarch who has reigned correctly and with incomparable dedication all through the interval of our post-war emergence as part of the British household of countries.”

“The Individuals of Gibraltar and the Authorities proclaim their loyalty to the Crown of the UK of Nice Britain and Northern Eire and to His Majesty The King.”

HOUSE OF COMMONS SPEAKER LINDSAY HOYLE

“For all of us, the Queen has been a continuing presence in our lives – as acquainted as a member of the household, but one who has exercised a relaxed and steadying affect over our nation. Most of us have by no means recognized a time when she was not there. Her dying shouldn’t be solely a tragedy for the Royal household, however a horrible loss for us all.”

FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER JOHN MAJOR

‘We have now all misplaced somebody very treasured to us and, as we mourn, we must be grateful that we have been blessed with such an instance of responsibility and management for therefore very a few years.”

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