As tributes for the late Queen Elizabeth II proceed to pour in from world wide, Barack Obama and Joe Biden had been among the many first to discuss her dying. Former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama together with present POTUS Joe Biden and First Woman Jill Biden, all launched prolonged, heartfelt statements relating to the latest passing of Queen Elizabeth II that had been broadly distributed on social media.
In a joint assertion with spouse Michelle Obama, Barack Obama wrote the next concerning the life and passing of Queen Elizabeth II:
“From the day of her coronation 70 years in the past — the primary one ever televised — to this very second, as numerous tributes are being posted on-line in her honor, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has captivated the world. Her Majesty was simply 25 years outdated when she took on the large activity of helming one of many world’s nice democracies. Within the a long time that adopted, she would go on to make the position of Queen her personal — with a reign outlined by grace, magnificence, and a tireless work ethic, defying the percentages and expectations positioned on girls of her era.
“Michelle and I had been fortunate sufficient to return to know Her Majesty, and he or she meant an amazing deal to us. Again after we had been simply starting to navigate life as President and First Woman, she welcomed us to the world stage with open arms and extraordinary generosity. Again and again, we had been struck by her heat, the way in which she put individuals relaxed, and the way she introduced her appreciable humor and attraction to moments of nice pomp and circumstance.”
President Joe Biden echoed a lot of Barack Obama’s sentiments in his personal prolonged tribute, that was additionally launched together with his spouse Jill Biden:
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was greater than a monarch. She outlined an period. In a world of fixed change, she was a steadying presence and a supply of consolation and pleasure for generations of Britons, together with many who’ve by no means identified their nation with out her. An everlasting admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united individuals throughout the Commonwealth. The seven a long time of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human development and the ahead march of human dignity.
She was the primary British monarch to whom individuals all world wide might really feel a private and speedy connection, whether or not they heard her on the radio as a younger princess talking to the youngsters of the UK, or gathered round their televisions for her coronation, or watched her ultimate Christmas speech or her Platinum Jubilee on their telephones. And he or she, in flip, devoted her entire life to their service.
Queen Elizabeth II was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and fidelity who deepened the bedrock alliance between the UK and the USA. She helped make our relationship particular.”
In the meantime, earlier this week Barack Obama and Joe Biden had a reunion of types when the Obamas had been available on the White Home as President Biden introduced them with their official White Home portraits.