Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral, the royal family announced, and tributes are now being paid from all corners of the world.
The 96-year-old monarch visited more than 100 countries on six continents during her reign and was admired by people, politicians and religious leaders everywhere.
Here are the messages from world leaders before the event .
Prime Minister who, who has only been in office for two days, said:
“Queen Elizabeth II was the cornerstone on which modern Britain was built. Our country has grown and flourished under her reign.”
“In the difficult days ahead, we will join with our friends across the UK, Commonwealth and the world to celebrate the extraordinary lifetime of service.”
“It is a day of great loss, but Queen Elizabeth II leaves a great legacy. God save the king.”
Tribute from the White House
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was in the middle of her daily briefing with reporters when news of the Queen’s death was confirmed.
Mrs Jean-Pierre said: “Our hearts and thoughts go out to members of the Queen’s family and to the people of the United Kingdom.
“I don’t want to get ahead of what the president is going to say, I want everyone to hear from him first, so I don’t want to get ahead of that.
“I’ve said this before, our relationship with the people of the UK – and this is something the President himself has said – has gotten stronger and stronger and the UK is one of our closest allies. And again our hearts go out to him.” the village”. of the United Kingdom, the Queen and her family”.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who previously sent his best wishes to the Queen, has written a heartfelt tribute.
“It is with a heavy heart that we learn of the passing of Canada’s longest reigning sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.” Trudeau said.
“She was a constant presence in our lives, and her service to Canadians will forever remain an important part of our country’s history.
“As we look back on her life and reign that spanned so many decades, Canadians will always remember and cherish Her Majesty’s wisdom, compassion and warmth.
“Our thoughts are with members of the Royal Family during this very difficult time.”
Macron joins the tribute
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embodied the continuity and unity of the British nation for more than 70 years.”
“I remember her as a friend of France, a kind-hearted queen who has left a lasting mark on her country and her century.”
“It is with deep sadness that we learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the people, we express our deepest condolences to the royal family, the entire United Kingdom and the Commonwealth for this irreparable loss,” the Ukrainian president said. he tweeted.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
A moving story from Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, who said: “I had memorable meetings with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during my visits to the UK in 2015 and 2018.
“I will never forget his warmth and kindness. During one of the meetings he showed me the scarf that Mahatma Gandhi gave him at his wedding. I will always remember that gesture.”
Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin: “On behalf of the Irish Government, I would like to convey my deepest condolences to His Majesty King Charles, the Royal Family, the UK Government and the British people on the loss of their beloved monarch. , Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
“The Queen’s reign was of historic length, immense consequence and a focus of respect and admiration around the world. Her dedication to duty and public service were evident and her wisdom and experience truly unique.
Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, said: “Few have shaped world history like Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her unwavering commitment to duty and service was an example to all.”
“The world is in mourning with its people in the UK and beyond.
“She was truly Queen Elizabeth the Great. May she rest in peace.”
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said: “The Netherlands remembers Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom with the deepest respect.
“During his exceptionally long reign, he was a beacon of calm and stability for his country and the world, even in times of greatest historical turmoil.
“Queen Elizabeth combined a strong sense of duty and unwavering determination with a light touch and sense of humour. The characteristic manner in which she carried out her heavy responsibilities left a deep impression on all who knew her.
“Today our thoughts are first and foremost with his children and grandchildren.
“On behalf of the Dutch government, I have conveyed our deepest condolences to Prime Minister Truss.”
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said: “I send my condolences to the peoples of the United Kingdom on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, British monarch and sovereign of 14 independent states. Likewise, I extend them to her relatives , friends and members of the Royal House.”