US president, World leaders mourn death of Queen Elizabeth II

The US president, Joe Biden, has led homages to Queen Elizabeth II in countries all around the world.

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II

The 96-year-old British monarch passed away on Thursday at her Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Biden said in a statement that the Queen had been a reassuring presence, a source of solace, and a source of pride for generations.

He said “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era. Today, the thoughts and prayers of people all across the United States are with the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in their grief.

“We send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, who are not only mourning their Queen, but their dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

“Her legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world.”

He continued by stating that Queen Elizabeth II was a stateswoman of unrivaled dignity and constancy who strengthened the fundamental Alliance between the UK and the US.

“She helped make our relationship special. We were honored that she extended her hospitality to us in June 2021 during our first overseas trip as President and First Lady, where she charmed us with her wit, moved us with her kindness, and generously shared with us her wisdom.

“She helped Americans commemorate both the anniversary of the founding of Jamestown and the bicentennial of our independence. And she stood in solidarity with the United States during our darkest days after 9/11, when she poignantly reminded us that ‘Grief is the price we pay for love,” Biden added.

The late monarch was honored by French President Emmanuel Macron, who stated that she “embodied the continuity and unity of the British nation for more than 70 years.”

“I remember her as a friend of France, a kind-hearted queen who has left a lasting impression on her country and her century.”

The Queen was referred to as “a role model and inspiration for millions” by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

He praised her role in repairing relations between the UK and Germany after “the horrors of World War II”.

“She will be missed, not least her wonderful humour. from Olaf Scholz German Chancellor. She will be missed, not least her wonderful humour,” he said.

Additionally, the late monarch was referred to as one of his favorite people in the world by Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada.

He wrote: “She was a constant presence in our lives – and her service to Canadians will forever remain an important part of our country’s history. I will miss her so.”

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