Queen Elizabeth II

Condolences over death of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, died at 96 yesterday afternoon at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, her summer retreat. 

The family’s announcement did not specify a cause, but said she had “died peacefully.”

Royal families and tourism sector representatives around the world extended condolences over the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

Spanish King Felipe and Queen Letizia told Charles III that they are “deeply saddened by the sorrowful news of the passing away of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, your beloved Mother.”

They extended condolences to the new king and to the people of Britain, adding: “Her Majesty 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.”

Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf said: “My family and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of my dear relative Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, and Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands also paid tribute to the late queen in a joint message.

“We remember Queen Elizabeth II with deep respect and great affection. Steadfast and wise, she dedicated her long life to serving the British people,” they said.

“We feel a strong bond with the United Kingdom and its royal family, and we share their sorrow at this time. We are very grateful for our countries’ close friendship, to which Queen Elizabeth made such an unforgettable contribution.”

Norway’s King Herald said in a statement: “Our thoughts go out to His Majesty the King and the immediate family at Queen Elizabeth’s passing.”

“For a century, the Queen devoted herself devotedly to her work and accompanied the British people through joys and sorrows, in good times and bad times. Our condolences also go to the British people,” he added.

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark also sent a message of condolences to Charles III, extending to him and Queen Consort Camilla “warmest thoughts and prayers.”

“Your mother was very important to me and my family. She was a towering figure among the European monarchs and a great inspiration to us all. We shall miss her terribly,” said the queen.

Margrethe II said the world changed dramatically during Elizabeth’s reign but that “she has played a crucial role as a unifying figure highly respected and deeply loved.”

“Denmark and I are grateful for her continuous efforts to further strengthening the close and warm relations that have always existed between our two nations,” she added.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II said in a tweet: “Jordan mourns the passing of an iconic leader. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a beacon of wisdom and principled leadership for seven decades.

“She was a partner for Jordan and a dear family friend. We stand with the people and leadership of the UK at this difficult time.”

Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said on Twitter: “Sincere condolences to the British royal family and its people on the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, with whose passing the world lost a great human symbol.”

He added: “She was a source of inspiration and nobility and had solid and constructive relations with Qatar that strengthened the bonds of friendship and partnership between our two peoples.”

Julia Simpson, WTTC President & CEO, said, “WTTC, its Members, and the global Travel & Tourism community are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

“The Queen has been the most incredible force for good. She won the hearts and respect of people and nations around the world. 

“Our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and our heartfelt tribute to Her Majesty the Queen for a lifetime of devotion and dedicated service.”

UNWTO, World Tourism Organization, said in a tweet, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a model of service and duty for more than 70 years, in the United Kingdom and across the globe. She served as Head of State to many UNWTO Members and we offer our condolences to her family and all those she served.”

Brand USA said, “At Brand USA, we’re deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. Throughout her 70 years of dedicated service, Queen Elizabeth II reigned with grace, humility, and extraordinary resilience. Our thoughts are with the British Royal family and people of the United Kingdom.”

Visit London said, “We are deeply saddened by the news that Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II has passed away. Queen Elizabeth II’s extraordinary reign has seen her dedicate 70 years to serving her country, making her the longest-serving British monarch in history.

The United Kingdom and London have lost an exceptional figure. Her devotion to a life of service will never be forgotten, and the impact of her passing will be felt by many. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and everyone around the world mourning her loss at this sad time.

During the official period of mourning, we won’t be posting content across all of our social media channels.”

Source: AA

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