#UK Joe Biden pays tribute to the Queen and hails her as ‘a steadying presence in a changing world’ #UKnews
Joe Biden pays tribute to the Queen and hails her as ‘a steadying presence in a changing world’
President Joe Biden led tributes from throughout the world to Queen Elizabeth II, praising her life and reign for ‘elevating the reason for liberty’.
The chief of Britain’s closest ally praised Her Majesty’s ‘unwavering dedication to obligation’, as tributes poured in from presidents and prime ministers throughout the globe.
‘Her legacy will loom giant in the pages of British historical past and in the story of our world,’ the President stated.
Mr Biden, who first met the Queen in 1982, praised the 96-year-old monarch for guiding 14 American presidents by means of turbulent occasions. ‘She outlined an period,’ he continued. ‘In a world of fixed change, she was a steadying presence and a supply of consolation and delight for generations of Britons, together with many who’ve by no means recognized their nation with out her.
Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden with the Queen final 12 months
‘An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united individuals throughout the Commonwealth. The seven many years of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human development and the ahead march of human dignity.
‘She was the first British monarch to whom individuals throughout the world might really feel a private and fast connection. And she, in flip, devoted her entire life to their service.’
Mr Biden additionally thanked her for her help throughout the nation’s ‘darkest days after 9/11’.
‘She poignantly reminded us that ‘Grief is the worth we pay for love’,’ he stated, quoting one among the Queen’s most well-known sentiments.
Mr Biden was one among many world leaders who praised the Queen and her 70-year reign. Leaders of the Commonwealth remembered a Queen who was ‘liked by all’.
Sending Australia’s condolences to the British individuals, prime minister Anthony Albanese paid tribute to her ‘uncommon and reassuring reign’.
‘From the second the younger princess grew to become Queen… Her Majesty made dedication to obligation and service above self the hallmark of her reign,’ he stated.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese paid tribute to the Queen’s ‘uncommon and reassuring reign’
In Ghana, flags will fly at half-mast for seven days as president Nana Akufo-Addo prayed for her to ‘relaxation in good peace’.
In Europe, Ukraine’s president Zelensky and Pope Francis led the cost of tributes. ‘On behalf of the Ukrainian individuals, we lengthen honest condolences to the Royal Family, the whole United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Our ideas and prayers are with you,’ president Zelensky stated.
From the Vatican, Pope Francis despatched a telegram to King Charles III providing his ‘heartfelt condolences’.
‘I guarantee Your Majesty of my prayers that Almighty God will maintain you along with his unfailing grace as you now take up your excessive duties as King. Upon you and all who cherish the reminiscence of your late mom, I invoke an abundance of divine blessings as a pledge of consolation and power in the Lord,’ the Pope stated.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo prayed for Her Majesty to ‘relaxation in good peace’
Across the continent, prime ministers and presidents remembered a ‘kind-hearted’ Queen and the affect she had on the world. German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier stated the late Queen ‘formed a century’, whereas French president Emmanuel Macron remembered ‘a buddy of France’. Italian prime minister Mario Draghi stated the Queen was ‘a key determine in world historical past over the final seventy years’.
Commonwealth leaders additionally despatched their condolences, together with Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau and prime minister of India, Narendra Modi.
Mr Trudeau described the Queen as ‘a fixed presence in our lives’, including: ‘Her service to Canadians will ceaselessly stay an vital a part of our nation’s historical past.’
Mr Modi wrote: ‘Her Majesty will likely be remembered as a stalwart of our occasions. She supplied inspiring management to her nation and individuals. She personified dignity and decency in public life.’