Condolences flooded in from the political establishment when Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving Queen, died on Thursday (September 8, 2022) at 96.
The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon, the Royal Family said in a statement.
The King and the Queen Consort will spend this evening and tomorrow in Balmoral before flying back to London.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences for Queen Elizabeth II’s passing and praised her “inspiring leadership.”
The Prime Minister reflected on his great encounters with the Queen during his UK trips in 2015 and 2018 on Twitter. “I’ll never forget her generosity and warmth.
She showed me the handkerchief Mahatma Gandhi gave her when she got married during one of the meetings. I will always appreciate the kindness,” tweeted PM Modi.
On this sorrowful occasion, President Droupadi Murmu also expressed his sympathies. “The world has lost a tremendous personality with the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.
Since she guided her nation and people for more than seven decades, an era has gone. The President tweeted, “I share the sorrow of the people of the UK and offer my sincere condolences to the family.
Following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, US Vice President Joe Biden and the First Lady traveled by car to the British Embassy in Washington to express their condolences and pay their respects.
“We are all grieving for you. She was a wonderful woman, and I’m so glad I got to meet her, Biden said as he approached the embassy workers on Thursday.
Rahul Gandhi and MK Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, among others, sent their condolences on the occasion of the Queen’s departure.
Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, sent his condolences to the British people and the Royal Family and said she had served her nation with the most proper respect.
“Please accept my sympathies for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s death on to the people of the UK and the Royal Family. Gandhi tweeted that she served her nation with the highest dedication and dignity throughout her long and illustrious reign.
In a tweet, MK Stalin, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, expressed his sorrow over the Queen’s death and stated, “Deeply affected by the loss of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.
The second Elizabethan age ended after a reign of seven decades, 15 Prime Ministers, and numerous significant moments in modern history.
“Queen Elizabeth II will be cherished for her grace, decorum in public affairs, and unshakable dedication. My deepest sympathies to the @RoyalFamily, the people of the UK, and everyone else grieving the passing of one of history’s greatest monarchs,” he wrote in his tweet.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sent her sympathies and said that the Queen’s death marked the end of an era since she was the longest-reigning British monarch.
“I convey my condolences to the British Royal family and the people of the United Kingdom on the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Banerjee tweeted that the longest-reigning British Queen departed for her heavenly dwelling, marking the end of an era.
The Queen was born at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London, on April 21, 1926. She was the first child born to Queen Elizabeth and The Duke and Duchess of York, who eventually became King George VI. One of the longest reigns by a head of state and the longest in British history come to an end with her passing.
As reported by Buckingham Palace, Elizabeth II’s health was a worry of physicians, who advised that she continue to be under their care.
If rumors are accurate, the British government has an operation London Bridge plan for when she passes away.