Queen Elizabeth II, UK’s longest-serving Monarch, has died

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96.

President extends condolences

President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has extended condolences on the death of Queen Elizabeth. “I extend my sincere condolences to the family of Queen Elizabeth II and the people of the UK. Her Majesty was a close friend of the UAE and a beloved & respected leader whose long reign was characterised by dignity, compassion & a tireless commitment to serving her country,” he tweeted.

Macron salutes Queen Elizabeth II ‘a friend of France’

President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday hailed Queen Elizabeth II as “a friend of France… who marked her country and her century as never before”, following the announcement of her death.

“Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II embodied continuity and unity in the British nation for more than 70 years,” the French leader tweeted.

White House says Biden’s thoughts are with Queen Elizabeth, her family

The White House said on Thursday that President Joe Biden had been briefed about the situation with Britain’s ailing Queen Elizabeth and that his thoughts were with her and her family.

“His and the first lady’s thoughts are solidly and squarely with the queen today and her family,” White House spokesperson John Kirby told reporters.