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Liz Truss leads tributes to Queen as world leaders remember Britain’s longest monarch

Queen Elizabeth II: Liz Truss pays tribute to the monarch

dressed in black, prime minister Liz Truss Tribute to “Inspired” Queensaid: “We are all shocked by what we have just heard from Balmoral. Her Majesty’s passing is a huge shock to the country and the world.

Ms Truss said: “It has been an extraordinary achievement to preside over 70 years with such dignity and grace. His career of service extends beyond most of our living memory.

“In turn, she is loved and admired by people in the UK and around the world. She was a personal inspiration to me and many Britons – her dedication to responsibility is an example to all of us.

The Prime Minister invites public figures at home and abroad to remember the extraordinary life of the late monarch.

During her 70-year reign, she oversaw Britain’s post-war recovery, the changing face of the Commonwealth and the UK’s response to the pandemic.

Read the latest news and tributes on our live blog

Liz Truss pays tribute to Queen outside Downing Street (Image: Pennsylvania)

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In a moving statement, Ms. Truss added: “We are now a modern, prosperous and dynamic country. Through our ups and downs, Queen Elizabeth II has provided us with the stability and strength we need.

“She is the spirit of Britain – and that spirit will live on forever. She is our longest reigning monarch.

“It is an extraordinary achievement to be able to preside over 70 years with such dignity and grace. She served beyond most of our living memory. In return, she is loved and admired by people in the UK and around the world.

She added: “In the difficult days ahead, we will celebrate his remarkable career of service with friends from the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. It is a day of great loss, but one of Queen Elizabeth II’s greatest legacies.

“Today the crown passes to our new monarch, our new head of state: His Majesty King Charles III, for over a thousand years.

“Along with the King’s family, we mourn the loss of his mother. As we mourn, we must come together as a nation to support him. Help him to assume the great responsibility he now has towards all of us.

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Liz Truss wears black as she addresses the nation

Liz Truss wears black as she addresses the nation (Image: Pennsylvania)

She described her as

She described it as “the rock of modern Britain” (Image: Pennsylvania)

The Prime Minister finally says

The Prime Minister finally says “Vive le Roi” (Image: Pennsylvania)

“We offer him our loyalty and devotion, because his mother gave so much to so many people over a long period of time. As the second Elizabethan era passes, we usher in a new era in the glorious history of our great nation, as Her Majesty the Queen wishes, to speak the words of God to save the King.

Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer said his thoughts were with the Royal Family and that “the country shares their grief”.

He said in a statement: “In addition to political strife, she represents not what the country aspires to, but what it is committed to. With the UK rapidly changing around her, this dedication is what that we turn the fixed point towards the world.

“So, as our great Elizabethan era draws to a close, we will honor the late Queen by upholding the values ​​of public service that she embodied.

“Queen Elizabeth II has led our country for 70 years. But, spiritually, she stands among us.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described the monarch’s death as “a very sad moment for the UK, the Commonwealth and the world”, while Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford said he was “deeply saddened to hear of the death of Queen Elizabeth II”.

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Sir Keir Starmer pays tribute to the monarch (Image: Pennsylvania)

Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill, First Minister-designate of Northern Ireland, said: ‘The British people will miss the leadership she gave as their monarch.

“I want to express my sincere sympathy and condolences to his children and the wider family as they come to terms with their grief.

“I especially want to thank my neighbors in the union community for their deep mourning, the loss of which will be deeply felt. Personally, I thank Queen Elizabeth for her significant contribution and determined efforts to promote peace and reconciliation. »

Ms Truss was only named her 15th prime minister on Tuesday. Its first Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill.

The new Tory leader traveled to the Queen of Scotland’s Balmoral Estate on Tuesday to be formally called upon to form a government.

The meeting would traditionally take place at Buckingham Palace, but Ms Truss flew to Scotland to minimize the Queen’s discomfort.

Liz Truss meets Queen 48 hours ago

Liz Truss meets Queen 48 hours ago (Image: Pennsylvania)

Liz Truss was appointed Prime Minister by the Queen on Tuesday

Liz Truss was appointed Prime Minister by the Queen on Tuesday (Image: Pennsylvania)

The Prime Minister met the Queen in the salon of the castle. Ms Truss’ husband Hugh O’Leary then spoke informally with the couple.

She met Boris Johnson shortly before appointing the MP for South West Norfolk as Prime Minister to accept his resignation.

Ms Truth was first made aware of Her Majesty’s health issues when she announced her energy plan in the House of Commons.

Lancaster Premier Nadhim Zahawi entered the chamber, sat next to the Prime Minister and listened to Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer’s comments on his energy. The statement responded when an urgent conversation began with her.

Sir Keir also received a note from his deputy Angela Rayner, who also gave him a note from the Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, outlining developments.

Queen Elizabeth II has been a constant presence on the world stage for seven decades, with world leaders expressing their grief at her passing.

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

Liz Truss delivers note on Queen’s health to Nadhim Zahawi

“I remember her as a friend of France, a benevolent queen who marked her country and her century.”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called her a “legend”, adding: “Over the years she has given us all stability, confidence, she has shown great confidence.”

Speaking on behalf of Canada in a statement, Justin Trudeau of Canada said: “It is with the greatest hearts that we learn of the passing of Canada’s longest-reigning monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“She has always been a part of our lives – her service to Canadians will always be an important part of our country’s history.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill said the Queen “has always led with grace, constancy of office and unequaled strength of example”.

“She endured the dangers and hardships of a world war with the British people and united them in the devastation of a global pandemic, hoping for better days to come,” they said.

“Queen Elizabeth II was a statesman of unparalleled dignity and steadfastness who deepened the fundamental alliance between Britain and America. She helped make our relationship special.

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