US mourns death of British Queen: Biden says ‘she defined an era’

The seven decades of Queen Elizabeth II’s historic reign witnessed an era of unprecedented human progress and the march forward for human dignity, US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said on Thursday, noting that the late monarch was ‘defining an era’.

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday after reigning for 70 years. She was 96 years old.

His death ends the longest reign in UK history and one of the longest reigns of any head of state.

”In an ever-changing world, she was a constant presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, many of whom never knew their country without her. An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II has united people across the Commonwealth,’ Biden and the First Lady said in a statement.

The President said the seven decades of her historic reign bear witness to an era of unprecedented human progress and the advancement of human dignity.

She was the first British monarch with whom people around the world could feel a personal and immediate connection, whether they heard her on the radio as a young princess addressing children in the UK, or gathered around from their televisions for his coronation, or watched his last Christmas speech or his platinum jubilee on their phones.

“And she, in turn, dedicated her entire life to their service,” the first American couple said.

Supported by her beloved Prince Philip for 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II has always led with grace, an unwavering commitment to duty and the matchless power of her example. She endured the dangers and hardships of a global war alongside the British people and rallied them during the devastation of a global pandemic to look forward to better days, the presidential statement said.

”Through her dedication to her sponsorships and charities, she has supported causes that have uplifted people and expanded opportunity. By showing friendship and respect to newly independent nations around the world, she raised the cause of freedom and fostered lasting bonds that helped to strengthen the Commonwealth, which she loved so dearly, into a community for promote peace and shared values,” he said.

Biden and the First Lady said the Queen was a stateswoman of unparalleled dignity and consistency that deepened the fundamental alliance between the UK and the US. She helped make the US-UK relationship special.

“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,'” the statement read. .

“In the years to come, we look forward to continuing a close friendship with the King and Queen Consort. Today the thoughts and prayers of people across the United States are with those of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. in their grief. We send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, who mourn not only their Queen, but also their dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her legacy will loom large in the pages of the British history and in the history of our world,” Biden and the First Lady said.

The White House, mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II, said its “hearts and thoughts are with members of the Queen’s family, with the people of the United Kingdom”.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters: “Our relationship with the people of the United Kingdom, and this is something the president himself has said, has become more stronger. The UK is one of our closest allies. And once again our hearts go out to the people of the UK, the Queen and her family.” Former President Barack Obama said he mourned the loss of the late leader, observing that his reign was defined by grace , elegance and a tireless work ethic, defying the odds and expectations placed on women of her generation.

”Her Majesty was only 25 when she took on the enormous task of leading one of the world’s greatest democracies. In the decades since, she has continued to make the role of queen her own – with a reign defined by grace, elegance and a tireless work ethic, defying the odds and expectations placed on women of her generation. ” Obama said. in a report.

From the day of her coronation 70 years ago – the first ever televised – until today, when countless tributes are posted online in her honor, Queen Elizabeth II has captivated the world, a-t -he declares. “Today Michelle and I join so many others who celebrate her life and mourn her death,” he said.

During World War II, she became the first ever female royal to serve on active military duty. And through periods of prosperity and stagnation – from the moon landing to the fall of the Berlin Wall, to the dawn of the digital age – it has served as a beacon of hope and stability for the people of UK and the world, said the former US president.

Obama said the Queen has worked with 15 prime ministers and countless foreign heads of state. She listened deeply, thought strategically and was responsible for considerable diplomatic achievements. “And yet she wore her lofty titles with a touch of levity – as willing to perform in a comedy skit for the London Olympics as she was to record messages of stabilization for the British people during the COVID lockdowns -19,” he said. ”Michelle and I were blessed to know Her Majesty, and she meant a lot to us. When we were just beginning to navigate life as President and First Lady, she welcomed us onto the world stage with open arms and extraordinary generosity. Time and time again we were struck by her warmth, the way she put people at ease and the way she brought her considerable humor and charm to times of great pomp and circumstance,” he said. he declares.

“Like so many others, Michelle and I are grateful to have witnessed Her Majesty’s dedicated leadership, and we are impressed by her legacy of tireless and dignified public service. Our thoughts are with her family and the people of the United Kingdom. United in these difficult times,” he said. Noting that the Queen’s historic and remarkable reign has left a tremendous legacy of peace and prosperity for Britain, former US President Donald Trump said that his leadership and enduring diplomacy had secured and advanced alliances with the United States and countries around the world.” Melania and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Along with our family and fellow Americans, we send our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and people of the United Kingdom at this time of great sadness and grief,” Trump said in a statement.

“Queen Elizabeth’s historic and remarkable reign has left a tremendous legacy of peace and prosperity for Britain. His leadership and enduring diplomacy secured and advanced alliances with the United States and countries around the world. However, she will always be remembered for her loyalty to her country and her unwavering devotion to her compatriots, men and women,” he said.

“Melania and I will always cherish our time with the Queen and will never forget Her Majesty’s generous friendship, great wisdom and wonderful sense of humour. What a great and beautiful lady she was, there was no one like her! said Trump.

“Our thoughts and prayers will remain with the great people of the United Kingdom as you honor her most significant life and her outstanding service to the people. God bless the Queen, may she reign forever in our hearts and may God guard her and Prince Philip with constant care,” the former US president said PTI LKJ PY ZH ZH

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