Tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II continued to pour in from leaders around the world.
Country leaders from Australia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Brazil, Jamaica and more offered their condolences to the monarchy and the United Kingdom after learning of the Queen’s death on Thursday afternoon.
Memories and kind words came from all corners of the world, including former British colonies fighting for freedom from the monarchy.
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese noted that the Queen was the only British monarch to visit the island nation.
“This is a loss that we feel deeply in Australia,” said Albanese said in a video message on Thursday evening. “…Her Majesty celebrated our good times and she stood by us through trials and hardships.”
Australia’s neighbor New Zealand remembered the Queen, who was also its monarch and head of state under constitutional requirements, as an exceptional woman and leader.
“Here is a woman who has put her life entirely at the service of others,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters. “And regardless of what anyone thinks about the role of monarchies around the world, I think there is an undeniable portrayal here of someone who gave everything for his people, and among his people were the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. “
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria – which gained independence from Britain in 1960 – expressed “immense sadness” at Her Majesty’s death.
“The history of modern Nigeria will never be complete without a chapter about Queen Elizabeth II, a preeminent global figure and a preeminent leader,” Buhari said. “She dedicated her life to making her nation, the Commonwealth and the world a better place.”
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In Latin America, leaders in Brazil and Argentina spoke highly of Queen Elizabeth II after learning of her death.
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro announced a three-day national mourning to commemorate the 96-year-old king.
He added that Elizabeth II “was not only the Queen of the Britons – she was a Queen for us all”.
The Argentine government also mourned the monarch.
“The Government of the Argentine Republic expresses its sadness at her death and joins the British people and their families at this moment of sorrow,” its Foreign Ministry said posted on Twitter.
In Asia, South Korea and Japan expressed their condolences.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol tweeted that the kind heart and good deeds of the Queens are remembered.
“She had a strong belief in the cause of human freedom and left a great legacy of dignity,” he said.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said the loss of the king is felt all over the world.
“The loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is a great loss not only for the British people but also for the international community,” he said. “Japan’s thoughts are with the United Kingdom as the British people overcome this deepest sadness.”
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