World Leaders Paid Tributes to the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II 英國伊麗莎白女王辭世 國際領袖紛表哀悼

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at age 96, after reigning for 70 years. World leaders pay tribute to the Queen after her death. The White House lowered the flag at half-mast. 

World leaders and dignitaries have paid tributes to Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on Thursday the 8th. They have praised her resilience and a deep sense of duty, as well as the Queen's sense of humor and kindness. Flags have been lowered to half-staff at the White House, the Capitol Building, and other federal buildings on the 8th as a show of respect. U.S. President Joe Biden and the First Lady also went to the British Embassy to sign the condolence book and pay their respect following the death of the Queen.

Joe Biden, US President: “She was a great lady. We're so delighted we got to meet her.”

Queen Elizabeth II met with 13 U.S. Presidents during her reign. Former president, George W Bush, remembered fondly the time he spent having tea with the Queen and her corgis, describing her as someone who has "great intellect, charm, and wit." Former president Barack Obama said the Queen had "captivated the world" with a "reign defined by grace, elegance and a tireless work ethic." In Canada, where Queen Elizabeth was head of state of the Commonwealth, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said with tears that the queen marked Canada's modern history and he thanked Her Majesty for a lifetime of service to the nation.

Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister: “She was one of my favorite people in the world, and I will miss her so.”

The UN General Assembly observed a minute of silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II on the 8th. UN secretary-general António Guterres said Queen Elizabeth was "a good friend of the United Nations" and was "deeply committed to many charitable and environmental causes and spoke movingly to delegates at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow." French President Emmanuel Macron remembered the Queen as being kind-hearted and "a friend of France." German President Steinmeier said he greatly respects her commitment to German-British reconciliation after the horrors of World War II.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German President: “Queen Elizabeth II experienced war but she also experienced that war in Europe can be overcome. She herself contributed towards healing the wounds of war. Great Britain stretched out its hand to Germany towards reconciliation and this hand of reconciliation was also the hand of the Queen.”

King Felipe VI, Spanish King: “Queen Elizabeth will be remembered as one of the best queens of all time due to her dignity, sense of duty, courage and her commitment to her people always and at all times. The United Kingdom and the world is in mourning.”

Global media from the Middle East, South America, Africa, Asia, and many others rushed to report the Queen's conditions with rolling coverage starting early Thursday. Cities around the world, including Paris, New York, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv-Yafo, have lit up in purple or displayed the Union Jack as a mark of respect to the Queen's passing. 












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