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Queen Elizabeth II in memory of world leaders

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96. The whole world, including the United Kingdom, is in mourning over his death. World leaders have mourned the death of the queen and are paying tributes to her.

French President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. He called Rani a ‘heart-felt person’. He also mentioned that he was an ‘absolute friend’ of France.

Former US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, saying she captivated the world by creating a ‘reign defined by grace, elegance and a tireless work ethic’.

In a statement, Barack Obama said, ‘Time and time again, we were impressed by his hospitality, the way he put people at ease and worked through difficult moments with plenty of humor.’ Barack Obama met the Queen on several occasions.

Current US President Joe Biden, who first met His Excellency. More than an empress, she defined an era. Recalling his visit to the UK in 2021 as president, Biden said ‘he dazzled us with his wit, moved us with his generosity and generously shared his wisdom with us’.

Queen Elizabeth II met 13 US presidents during her reign.

Former US President Donald Trump said he will ‘never forget his generous friendship, great wisdom and wonderful sense of humour’. The former president also wrote on his online platform Social Truth, ‘What a wonderful and beautiful woman she was – there was no one like her!’

Another former president, George W. Bush, praised her ‘uniqueness, charm and intelligence’.


Canada, where Queen Elizabeth was head of state. He met 12 Prime Ministers during his tenure. An emotional leader, Justin Trudeau, said he had an ‘obvious deep and abiding love for Canadians’.

He added, “Her steadfastness and determination in a complicated world has brought comfort to us all.” A tearful Trudeau said he was ‘one of my favorite people in the world, and I will miss him dearly’.


Flags of other countries, including the European Commission, have been kept at half-mast in Brussels, Belgium, as a tribute to the Queen. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the Queen’s empathy and ability to connect with each passing generation, rooted in traditions that are truly important to her, exemplified true leadership.

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who is Queen Elizabeth’s fifth cousin, said he and Queen Maxima remembered the ‘steadfast and wise’ queen with ‘deep respect and affection.

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf is also a distant relative of the Queen. “He has always been dear to my family and a valuable link in our shared family history,” she said.

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium said he was ‘a remarkable figure… who, throughout his reign, showed dignity, courage and devotion’.

German Chancellor Olaf Schultz also paid tribute to the Queen. In a condolence message, he said his commitment to German-British reconciliation after the horrors of World War II would remain unforgettable.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled his meetings with the Queen during his two visits to the UK. “I will never forget his hospitality and kindness,” he said in a Twitter message. He further said, ‘During the meeting he showed me the handkerchief given to me by Mahatma Gandhi on his wedding. I will always cherish that gesture’.


Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent their condolences to the Queen’s family. Badshah also called him a ‘role model of leadership that will be immortalized in history’.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida expressed ‘deep regret’ over the Queen’s death. He told reporters, “The death of the Queen, who led Britain at a time of turmoil in the world, is a great loss not only for the British people, but also for the international community.”

Irish President Michael D Higgins paid tribute to the Queen’s ‘extraordinary sense of duty’.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid tribute to the Queen, saying that Queen Elizabeth “was a beacon of change over many decades, including the decolonization of Africa and Asia and the evolution of the Commonwealth”.

In a statement, he also paid tribute to his ‘unwavering, lifelong dedication to the service of his people. Guterres also noted that the world will “long remember his devotion and leadership”.


Russian President Vladimir Putin also paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. Prime Minister of New Zealand, President of Ukraine, Prime Minister of Australia also paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.


Apart from this, leaders of various African countries, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and many others paid tribute to Britain’s longest ruler.

Source: BBC


The article is in Bengali

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