Celebrities, world leaders Pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth

The death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96 has prompted messages of condolence from celebrities and world leaders around the world honoring Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.

She was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the world’s longest-serving female head of state after her coronation in 1953.

Hours before her death, the Queen was placed under ‘medical supervision’ due to growing concerns over her health, with members of the Royal Family rushing to be by her side at her Balmoral estate in Scotland.

Shortly after the news broke, King Charles shared his own statement via the Royal Family account which read: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty the Queen, is a most great sadness for me and all the members of my family.”

Celebrities and world leaders are paying tribute to the Queen with statements, messages and remarks on their social media accounts.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and people of the United Kingdom, saying his family and over 200 million Nigerians mourn the Queen and the end of her unique and wonderful 70-year reign. year.

“The history of modern Nigeria will never be complete without a chapter on Queen Elizabeth II, a towering global personality and an exceptional leader. She dedicated her life to making her nation, the Commonwealth and the whole world a better place.

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said in a statement: “In an ever-changing world, she was a stable presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, many of whom never knew their country without it.”

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama also said in a statement, “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.

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss said: “Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built.

Boris Johnson, former Prime Minister of England, commented, saying: ‘She seemed so timeless and wonderful that I’m afraid we had come to believe, like children, that she would go on and on and on.’

Emmanuel Macron, President of France, posted on his Twitter account: “I remember her as a friend of France, a kind-hearted queen who left a lasting impression on her country and her century.”

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, said: “She was a constant presence in our lives – and her service to Canadians will forever remain an important part of our country’s history.

Former President Bill Clinton and former First Lady Hillary Clinton tweeted: “She led Britain through great transformations with unflinching grace.”

Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, said: “We send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family, to the whole of the United Kingdom and to the Commonwealth for this irreparable loss.”

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, said in a statement: “We remember Queen Elizabeth’s role in celebrating warm and enduring friendship, and her great impact on bonds of understanding. between our two peoples”.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, also said in a statement: “During her seven decades on the throne, Her Majesty has been a pillar of leadership on the world stage and a devoted friend of the freedom”.

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium posted a message saying “We will always have fond memories of this great lady who, throughout her reign, showed dignity, courage and devotion”, they said. declared. “Rest in peace, Your Majesty, with your beloved husband.”

Rebecca Akufo-Addo, First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, commented saying, “Queen Elizabeth II, you have truly served humanity with grace, dignity and courage.”

Samia Suluhu, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, said in a statement: “The Queen will be remembered around the world as a pillar of strength, peace, unity and stability.”

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, posted on his social media saying: “His incredible lifetime of service and duty to the UK is unparalleled in our modern world.”

“She was an inspiring presence and led the country through some of our greatest and darkest times with grace, decency and genuine caring warmth,” said Elton John, a British singer, pianist and songwriter.

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Mick Jagger, songwriter, actor and film producer, posted on his social media account saying “Throughout my life Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll has always been there. In my childhood, I remember watching the highlights of his marriage on television. I remember her as a beautiful young woman, the nation’s beloved grandmother. My deepest condolences go out to the royal family.

Ozzy Osbourne, songwriter and TV personality, said: “I mourn with my country the passing of our greatest queen. With a heavy heart I say it devastates the thought of England without Queen Elizabeth II. »

Kim Kardashian, an American socialite, media personality and businesswoman, posted on her Instagram story “Rest in peace”, on one of the late ruler’s official portraits.

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft tweeted “I am honored to have met HM Queen Elizabeth, and I am very sad to learn of her passing”, tweeted the co-founder of Microsoft. My deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the British people. »

Khloé Kardashian, American media personality and socialite, wrote on her Instagram story: “Today the world mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II. All my love and prayers go out to the Queen’s family, and my sympathies go out to the British people and the Commonwealth. May God bless the queen and may she rest in peace. She is with her prince now.

Whoopi Goldberg, an American actor, comedian, author and television personality wrote via Twitter “Several years ago I met Queen Elizebeth at the 2009 Royal Variety Performance as she approached me, everything what i could think of was what the hell (WTH??) i’m an american kid from the projects and i’m in the company of the queen of england i was in awe rest in peace god save the king .”

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