President Donald J. Trump reacted to the news that Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, had passed away on Thursday at Balmoral. In a touching statement shared on Truth Social, the 45th president reflected on Her Majesty’s “tremendous legacy of peace and prosperity for Great Britain.”
President Trump shared, “Melania and I are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Together with our family and fellow Americans, we send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom during this time of great sorrow and grief. Queen Elizabeth’s historic and remarkable reign left a tremendous legacy of peace and prosperity for Great Britain. Her leadership and enduring diplomacy secured and advanced alliances with the United States and countries…”
He continued, adding that the queen would “always be remembered for her faithfulness to her country and unwavering devotion for her fellow countrymen and women. Melania and I will always cherish our time together with the Queen, and never forget Her Majesty’s generous friendship, great wisdom, and wonderful sense of humor.”
Trump also called the queen a “grand and beautiful lady – there was nobody like her!…”
As previously reported by RSBN, Queen Elizabeth II reigned for 70 years and passed away at the age of 96. She took the throne in 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI.
Her death on Thursday was also preceded by her husband, Prince Philip, who passed away in 2021 at 99, per RSBN.
“…Our thoughts and prayers will remain with the great people of the United Kingdom as you honor her most meaningful life and exceptional service to the people,” President Trump concluded. “May God bless the Queen, may she reign forever in our hearts, and may God hold her and Prince Philip in abiding care.”