#UK ‘Her legacy will loom large in the story of our world’: Biden pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II #UKnews
BREAKING NEWS: ‘Her legacy will loom large in the story of our world’: Biden says Queen was ‘greater than a monarch’ as he mourns her dying at 96 – and is ‘keen’ to proceed friendship with King Charles
President Joe Biden paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday afternoon, saluting the stability and fidelity she introduced to Britain and to the world.
And he mentioned was prepared to construct on his relationship with King Charles, who will now take up the British throne.
‘In a world of fixed change, she was a steadying presence and a supply of consolation and satisfaction for generations of Britons, together with many who’ve by no means recognized their nation with out her,’ he mentioned.
‘An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united folks throughout the Commonwealth.’
Biden, who met the Queen not less than 3 times was reportedly instructed of her dying throughout a gathering in the Oval Office.
‘Queen Elizabeth II was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and fidelity who deepened the bedrock alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States. She helped make our relationship particular,’ he mentioned.
Biden had been scheduled to ship remarks on COVID-19 vaccines at the White House.
But the occasion was canceled minutes after Buckingham Palace introduced the Queen’s dying.
The White House mentioned President Joe Biden had met the Queen 3 times, most just lately for tea with first girl Jilly Biden at Windsor Castle in 2021
It means Biden will renew his relationship with Charles.
They met final 12 months in Glasgow, on the sidlines of a significant United Nations local weather convention, the place they bonded on their shared concern for the surroundings.
‘In the years forward, we glance ahead to persevering with a detailed friendship with The King and The Queen Consort,’ mentioned Biden.
‘Today, the ideas and prayers of folks all throughout the United States are with the folks of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in their grief.’
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was on the podium as information broke.
‘Is that confirmed,’ she requested as journalists shouted particulars.
When she was instructed the information got here from official sources she paid tribute to the sturdy relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States.
‘Our hearts go to the folks of the United Kingdom to the Queen and to to her household,’ she mentioned.
Her briefing had been dominated by questions on the monarch, her well being and Biden’s response.
She mentioned the president was being stored up to date all through the day, and had supplied heat phrases to Prime Minister Liz Truss on a video name with different world leaders.
‘His and the first girl’s ideas are with the Queen and her household at this time,’ she mentioned at the begin of the briefing.
‘The president additionally conveyed to Prime Minister Truss throughout a beforehand scheduled video convention this morning that he and Dr. Biden are considering of the Queen, her household and the folks of the United Kingdom.’