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Washington mourns demise of Queen Elizabeth II



Washington, D.C., marked the demise of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday with lowered flags and prolonged statements lauding the queen’s management via the many years. The queen died peacefully Thursday afternoon at her official residence in Scotland, Buckingham Palace mentioned. She was 96. 

President Biden was scheduled to talk on the nation’s response to COVID-19, however the White Home abruptly canceled his remarks. Mr. Biden met with the queen on various events throughout his time in public workplace, most just lately final 12 months.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was greater than a monarch. She outlined an period,” Mr. Biden and first woman Jill Biden mentioned in a press release. “In a world of fixed change, she was a steadying presence and a supply of consolation and satisfaction for generations of Britons, together with many who’ve by no means identified their nation with out her. … Within the years forward, we stay up for persevering with a detailed friendship with The King and The Queen Consort. At present, the ideas and prayers of individuals all throughout the US are with the individuals of the UK and the Commonwealth of their grief.”

Mr. Biden ordered flags at half-staff via sundown on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s internment. 

Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff tweeted that “Queen Elizabeth II lived an unbelievable lifetime of service and had a profound affect on numerous lives and historic occasions.”

Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi additionally ordered the flags on the U.S. Capitol to be flown at half-staff, and the Home will take up a bereavement decision on Friday. 

Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell’s workplace posted a photograph of him, his spouse Elaine Chao, former President George W. Bush and former first woman Laura Bush assembly Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 2007.

The United Nations held a second of silence on Thursday. 



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