The World pays tribute as Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

World leaders have continued to pay tribute following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral on Thursday.

The announced family announced the death of the 96-year-old monarch who visited more than 100 countries across six continents during her time as Queen.

World Pays Tributes

Prime Minister Lizz Truss addressed the nation at Downing Street and described the Queen as "the rock on which modern Britain was built."

The White House sent its heartfelt message, saying, "Our hearts and our thoughts go to the family members of the Queen, and to the people of the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II and her son and her, King Charles III-
Queen Elizabeth II and her son and her, King Charles III-

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has made a proclamation to half-staff the flags at the White House and other Federal buildings until her funeral as a sign of respect for Queen Elizabeth II

The Vice President, Kamala Harris, said in a statement that "Queen Elizabeth II lived an incredible life of service and had a profound impact on countless lives and historical events. We send our condolences to the Royal Family and join the people of the United Kingdom and all those worldwide who mourn her loss."

The former President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, tweeted "Like so many of you, Michelle and I are grateful to have witnessed her Majesty's dedicated leadership, and we are awed by her tireless legacy of dignified public service.

"Our thoughts are with her family and the people of the United Kingdom at this difficult time.

Liz Truss made an address to the nation on the steps of Downing Street, while her predecessor
Emmanuel Macron, the French President, has simply tweeted a picture of Her Majesty.

The President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said, "I extend my sincere condolences to the family of Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the UK.

"Her Majesty was a close friend of the UAE and a beloved & respected leader whose long reign was characterized by dignity, compassion & a tireless commitment to serving her country."

The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, expressed deep "grief at the passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"Pakistan joins the UK and other Commonwealth nations in mourning her death. My heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family, people, and government of the UK."

James Rothwell quotes the Mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, as saying, "I am deeply saddened at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty's legacy and accomplishments are an inspiration not only to the British people but to the entire world.

Queen Elizabeth II and Barrack Obama
Queen Elizabeth II and Barrack Obama

"I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom."

Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said: "My wife Sara and I, along with all the people of Israel, send our condolences to the people of Britain and the royal family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II."

He added: "She was a legendary sovereign, a beacon of integrity, and a steward of a second Elizabethan age which will be remembered down the centuries. May her memory be blessed."

The President of the Republic of Cyprus has also sent his heartfelt message to the United Kingdom and the family of the Queen.

Nicos Anastasiades said: "We offer our most sincere condolences for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. At these difficult times, our thoughts are with the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom."

The newly elected President of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has lowered would lower Sri Lankan flag tomorrow in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

Sir Keir Starmer
Sir Keir Starmer

The Queen was the Queen of Cylon between 1952 to 1972.

Mr. Wickremesinghe also offered his "deepest condolences to the Royal Family, government and people of the United Kingdom."

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said the Eiffel Tower light would be turned off today in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.

The leader of the Labour Party, Keir Stamer, tweeted, mourning the passing of "a remarkable sovereign."

The post reads, "It is a deep, private loss for the Royal Family, and all our thoughts are with them at this time. The nation shares in their grief. We will always treasure Queen Elizabeth II's life of service and devotion to our nation and the Commonwealth, our longest-serving and greatest monarch.

Above the clashes of politics, she stood not for what the nation fought over but what it agreed upon.

"As Britain changed rapidly around her, this dedication became the still point of our turning world.

"So as our great Elizabethan era comes to an end, we will honour the late Queen's memory by keeping alive the values of public service she embodied."

Olaf Scholz, a German leader, also "mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth II

"She was a role model and inspiration for millions, also here in Germany. Her commitment to German-British reconciliation after the horrors of World War II will remain unforgotten.

"She will be missed, not least her wonderful humour," she added.

Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. I convey my heartfelt condolences to her Majesty’s family, the people, and the government of the United Kingdom.”

The leader of Egypt, Abdel Fatah El-Sisi said, "I affirm our determination to work with King Charles to strength the relations of our two friendly countries and people", while offering his condolences "on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Egypt, to the Royal Family, the British Government and the people of the United Kingdom on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who led her country for decades with great wisdom.

The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawicki said the Queen had "served us by her example as a self-sacrificing, wise and prudent leader who knew how to lead her country through any storm." 

Nato's Secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement that she is “Deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. For more than 70 years, she exemplified selfless leadership and public service.

My deepest condolences to the Royal Family, to our Nato Allies, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and the people of the Commonwealth.”

King of Spain, King Felipe, sent a telegram to express his condolences to King Charles III, addressing him as "dearest Charles."

The telegraph reads, “Deeply saddened by the sorrowful news of the passing away of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, your beloved Mother, I would like to offer Your Majesty and the British people, on my behalf and on behalf of the Spanish Government and people, our most heartfelt condolences.”

“Queen Elizabeth has undoubtedly witnessed, written and shaped many of the most relevant chapters in the history of our world during the last seven decades,” adding that her “sense of duty, commitment and a whole life devoted to serving the people of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland set an example for all of us and will remain as a solid and valuable legacy for future generations.”

The 45 President of the United Kingdom called Queen Elizabeth II "a grand and beautiful lady."

"Melania and I are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, he said.

Adding, "Together with our family and fellow Americans, we send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom during this time of great sorrow and grief.

"Queen Elizabeth’s historic and remarkable reign left a tremendous legacy of peace and prosperity for Great Britain. Her leadership and enduring diplomacy secured and advanced alliances with the United States and countries around the world."

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