NewsWhat remains after she left

What remains after she left

Created: 9/9/2022, 5:14 p.m

Am Cambridge Gate, dem Tor zu Windsor Castle, zollt die Nation ihrer Monarchin den tausendfach verdienten Respekt.
At Cambridge Gate, the gateway to Windsor Castle, the nation pays its monarch the respect she deserves a thousand times over. © Adrian Dennis/afp

Statements by politicians from all over the world range from “a role model for peace” and “an era shaped” to “a source of strength and confidence”.

Emmanuel Macron, President of France: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II embodied the continuity and unity of the British nation for over 70 years. I will remember her as a friend of France, a queen with a heart who left her mark on her country and her century forever. (…) With her death, we all feel an emptiness.”

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Federal President: “Germany mourns the loss of the Queen. We remain committed to their example of friendship, peace and humanity.”

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission: “She has given us all stability and trust over the years. She showed tremendous courage. In my eyes, she is a legend.”

Joe Biden, US President: “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She shaped an era. (…) She endured the dangers and hardships of a world war alongside the British people and rallied them during the devastation of a global pandemic.”

Mario Draghi, Italian Prime Minister: “She stood for stability in times of crisis and upheld the value of traditions in an ever-changing society.”

Olaf Scholz, German Chancellor: “Queen Elizabeth II was a role model and inspiration for millions, including here in Germany. Her commitment to German-British reconciliation after the horrors of World War II will not be forgotten. She will be missed, not least her wonderful sense of humor.”

Annalena Baerbock, German Foreign Minister: “Queen Elizabeth II has been a source of strength and confidence for her country for almost 100 years. Germany will always be grateful to her for reaching out to us for reconciliation after the terror of World War II.”

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine: “An irreparable loss.”

António Guterres, UN Secretary General: “The world will remember her dedication and leadership for a long time.” (afp / dpa)

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