Queen Elizabeth II
The world joined in the mourning of the British on Thursday after the death of Elizabeth II, “a queen of hearts” whose “dignity” and “unalterable sense of duty” drew unanimous praise.
Addressing their thoughts to the royal family and its people, heads of state or government said they were personally affected by the death of the sovereign, who, in 70 years of reign, has met almost all the major leaders of the planet.
Minute of silence at the UN; flags at half mast on the Capitol, but also in the Sultanate of Oman; days of mourning in Brazil or Jordan: marks of respect have multiplied around the world.
The United States flag is flown at half-mast at the White House following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Joe Biden greets a stateswoman incomparable dignity and constancy. Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She embodied an era, added the US president, who last saw her in June 2021.
Her rule is defined by grace, grace, grace, elegance and an unalterable sense of duty, added Barack Obama.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres also noted the grace, dignity and devotion of Elizabeth II.
“There are no words to pay tribute, even partially, to the paramount importance of this queen, her sense of duty, her moral integrity, her devotion and to his dignity.
—Angela Merkel, former German Chancellor
For many decades, Elizabeth II rightly enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as authority on the world stage, Russian President Vladimir Putin commented.
< p class="e-p">Expressing his deep sadness, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky lamented an irreparable loss.
In the United States, former Republican President Donald Trump echoed Democrats Joe Biden and Barack Obama, praising a sovereign who he says leaves an extraordinary legacy of peace and prosperity.
< p class="e-p">I remember a friend of France, a queen of hearts who forever marked her country and her century, underlined French President Emmanuel Macron.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a statement on the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
She was also a remarkable friend of Ireland, according to its president, Michael D. Higgins, but also a constant presence in the lives of Canadians, who will always cherish her, said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Deeply saddened, Pope Francis said that & #x27;he prayed for Elizabeth II and Charles III.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also said he was deeply saddened by the death of the sovereign.
In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said he was saddened by his passing. The Argentine government, for its part, expressed its sorrow.
The King of the Belgians Philippe and his wife paid tribute on Thursday to an exceptional monarch who had a profound effect on the ;History with his unusual personality.
King Felipe VI of Spain even deemed her to have written the most relevant chapters of history over the past seven decades.
Queen Elizabeth He symbolized the reconciliation with Germany, helping to heal the wounds of the Second World War, underlined in particular the German head of state Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
His death leaves a huge void that will be remembered in golden letters in the annals of world history, said Pakistani President Arif Alvi.
Her life and legacy will be remembered around the world, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa added.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said hailed Elizabeth II as a model of continuity, whose calm and devotion gave strength to many.
Throughout her rich career, she was a source of inspiration and nobility, said the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid considered this exceptional figure to symbolize devotion and love for his homeland.
From Joe Biden, who first met her in 1982, to Angela Merkel, who spoke of the honor of receiving her one last time at the end of his mandate last year, several personalities shared their memories of the queen, including in unexpected forums.
Footballer Pelé revealed that x27;he was a great admirer of the sovereign since her stay in Brazil in 1968, where she attended a match in the crowded Maracana stadium.
We will always remember x27;her with affection, especially since she lived here when she was a little princess, Malta's Prime Minister Robert Abela also said on Twitter.