‘One of my favorite people in the world’ – International leaders pay tribute to Queen world News

World leaders are paying tribute to the Queen after her death in 96 – Joe Biden said she was “more than a monarch. She defined an era”.

us President issued a statement in which he said “in a world of constant change, she was a steadfast presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britain”.

The president said she was a “politician of unmatched dignity and consistency” who “helped make our relationship special”.

Mr Biden said the Queen had “enchanted us with her wit, impressed us with her kindness, and generously shared her wisdom with us” when she and the First Lady visited last year.

“His legacy will be recorded in the pages of British history and in the story of our world,” he said.

The Queen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Windsor Castle in March this year.  photo: AP
The Queen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Windsor Castle in March this year. photo: AP

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tweeted: “It was with the most heavy heart that we learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s longest-reigning Queen.

“She was a constant presence in our lives – and her service to the Canadian people will always remain an important part of our
history of the country.”

Speaking to reporters, he said the Queen was “one of my favorite people in the world”.

“I will miss him dearly,” he said.

French President Emmanuel Macron Posted on social media: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embodied the continuity and unity of the British nation for over 70 years.

“I remember her as a friend of France, a kind queen who left an indelible mark on her country and her century.”

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Russian President Vladimir Putin He said he expressed his condolences to Britain for the “irreparable loss” of the Queen.

Pope Francis He said he was deeply saddened by the death of the Queen and expressed his condolences to her family, including her successor, King Charles.

The pontiff said in a telegram to the new monarch: “I voluntarily join all who mourn her loss in praying for the eternal rest of the late Queen and in paying tribute to her life for the good of the nation and the Commonwealth. Celebrate.”

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese Tweeted a statement paying tribute to the Queen’s “historic reign and a long life dedicated to duty, family, faith and service”.

“It is a loss we all feel, as few have known the world without Queen Elizabeth II. In her remarkable seven decades on the throne, Her Majesty was a rare and reassuring constant in the midst of rapid change.

“Through the years of noise and tumult, she displayed a timeless decency and an enduring calmness.”

Britain's Queen Elizabeth speaks next to US President Barack Obama during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London on May 24, 2011.  Obama was treated to royal fanfare at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday on a two-day state visit aimed at ensuring the United States and Britain keep "Specific" in their relationship.  Reuters/Lewis Whyald/PA Wire/Pool (UK - Tags: Politics Royals)
The Queen with then US President Barack Obama during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in May 2011

Former US President Barack Obama Issuing a lengthy statement, the Queen “captured the world”.

“Michelle and I were fortunate enough to know Her Majesty, and she meant a lot to us,” he said.

“Back when we were just starting to navigate life as President and First Lady, he welcomed us onto the world stage with open arms and extraordinary generosity.

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“Over and over again, we were impressed by her warmth, the way she comforted people, and how she brought her humor and charm to moments of great pomp and circumstance.

“Like many, Michelle and I are grateful to see Her Majesty’s dedicated leadership, and we are amazed by her legacy of tireless, respectable public service. Our thoughts are with her family and the people of the United Kingdom at this difficult time.” . “

Donald and Melania Trump with the Queen in June 2019

Former US President Donald Trump He said he and his wife Melania were “very sad”.

“He will always be remembered for his loyalty to his country and his unwavering devotion to his fellow countrymen and women,” he said on his social media platform Truth Social.

“Melania and I will always cherish our time with the Queen, and will never forget Her Majesty’s generous friendship, great wisdom and amazing sense of humour. What a gorgeous and beautiful woman she was – there was no one like her!”

President of Ukraine Zelensky Tweeted: “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“On behalf of the Ukrainian people, we extend our deepest condolences to the @RoyalFamily, the entire United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, on this irreparable loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”

German Chancellor Olaf Scholzo Said: “We mourn Queen Elizabeth II. She was a role model and inspiration to millions, including those in Germany.

“His commitment to German-British reconciliation after the horrors of World War II will never be forgotten. He will be remembered, not least for his wonderful sense of humour.”

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Said: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times.

He provided inspirational leadership to his nation and people. He displayed dignity and decency in public life.

“Saddened by his passing. My condolences to his family and the people of Britain at this sad time.”

EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen The Queen said on Twitter that she had witnessed “war and reconciliation in Europe and beyond, and the profound transformations of our planet and society”.

“She was a beacon of continuity during all these changes, who never stopped displaying calmness and dedication, which gave strength to many. May she be at peace.”