Biden, Obama, Truss, other world leaders mourn passing away of Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, Queen Elizabeth died on Thursday night.

The Buckingham Palace announced the death of the 96 year-old finest Queen.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

Her eldest son Charles, 73, automatically becomes king of the United Kingdom and the head of state of 14 other realms including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Some notable world leaders and sport icon have been sending their different wishes to the family of the monarch.

Meanwhile, Son of late monarch, Charles will be officially proclaimed King in the first 24 hours or so, the BBC reports.

Queen Elizabeth and Anthony Joshua
Queen Elizabeth and Anthony Joshua

The proclamation will happen at St James’s Palace in London, in front of a ceremonial body known as the Accession Council made up of members of the Privy Council – a group of senior MPs, past and present, and peers – as well as some senior civil servants, Commonwealth high commissioners, and the Lord Mayor of London.

Charles, the former Prince of Wales automatically becomes king immediately after the passage of his mother who died at the age of 96.

Prime Minister Liz Truss said “Queen Elizabeth Il was the rock on which modern Britain was built. Our country has grown and flourished under her reign.

“In the difficult days ahead, we will come together with our friends across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the world to celebrate her extraordinary lifetime of service.It is a day of great loss, but Queen Elizabeth Il leaves a great legacy.”

According to the United State President, Mr Joe Biden described the Queen as source of comfort saying her legacy will remain forever.

He said “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era. In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her. An enduring admiration for Queen ElizabethI united people across the Commonwealth. The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity.

“She was the first British monarch to whom people all around the world could feel a personal and immediate connection-whether they heard her on the radio as a young princess speaking to the children of the United Kingdom, or gathered around their televisions for her coronation, or watched her final Christmas speech or her Platinum Jubilee on their phones. And she, in turn, dedicated her whole life to their service.

“Supported by her beloved Prince Philip for 73 years, Queen Elizabeth I led always with grace, an unwavering commitment to duty, and the incomparable power of her example. She endured the dangers and deprivations of a world war alongside the British people and rallied them during the devastation of a global pandemic to look to better days ahead.”

Also, Ghanaian President, Mr Nana Akinola-Addo said “The Ghanaian people have very fond memories of the two visits she made to Ghana during her reign, and, on both occasions, we remember the friendliness, elegance, style and sheer joy she brought to the performance of her duties.”

His counterpart from South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Queen’s commitment and dedication during her 70 years on the throne remains a noble and virtuous example to the entire world.

“Her Majesty was an extraordinary and world-renowned public figure who lived a remarkable life. Her life and legacy will be fondly remembered by many around the world.”

Former U.S President, Barack Obama said “Michelle and I were lucky enough to come to know Her Majesty, and she meant a great deal to us.”

“Time and again, we were struck by her warmth, the way she put people at ease, and how she brought her considerable humor and charm to moments of great pomp and circumstance.”

WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury wrote on Instagram: “Thoughts & prayers with my Queen tonight, may God be with you. RIP. may the lord god grant u a good bed in heaven.”

England football captain and Tottenham striker Harry Kane said: “My thoughts are with the Royal Family at this very difficult time.

“The Queen was an amazing inspiration and will be remembered for her incredible years of service to this country.

“Rest in peace, Your Majesty.”

Former world boxing champ Anthony Joshua tweeted: “Rest in peace.”

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