Leaders from throughout Europe paid tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen reigned for 70 years and died peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday.
European leaders mourned the Queen and paid tribute to the historic length of her reign and her historical past of service to the UK.
“Our ideas are with the royal household and all those that mourn Queen Elizabeth II within the UK and worldwide,” tweeted European Council President Charles Michel.
“As soon as referred to as Elizabeth the Steadfast, she by no means failed to point out us the significance of lasting values in a contemporary world together with her service and dedication.”
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen mentioned the Queen’s demise left a “sense of loss within the lives of many” within the UK and all through the world.
“Her braveness and devotion to serving her nation was a supply of nice energy to many and an anchor of stability within the hardest occasions.
“The Queen’s steadfast dedication to her nation, love of household and of her individuals knowledgeable day-after-day of her lengthy reign,” she continued.
“Few have formed world historical past like Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” mentioned European Parliament President Roberta Metsola.
“Her unbreakable dedication to responsibility and repair was an instance to all,” mentioned Metsola, who tweeted a photograph of the Queen addressing the European Parliament.
The EU’s overseas affairs chief Josep Borrell mentioned: “Queen Elizabeth Il’s outstanding reign oversaw key occasions of the twentieth and twenty first century.
“The EU pays tribute to her distinctive contribution to constructing peace & reconciliation.”
Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin conveyed his “deepest sympathy” to the Royal Household and the UK authorities on the lack of Queen Elizabeth II.
“The Queen’s reign was one in every of historic length, immense consequence and a spotlight of respect and admiration all over the world,” mentioned Martin.
“Her dedication to responsibility and public service had been self-evident and her knowledge and expertise really distinctive.”
Martin added that she was fashionable with the Irish individuals.
“Specifically, I recall the heat of the welcome she acquired from the general public in Cork throughout her walkabout on the English Market,” mentioned Martin.
French President Emmanuel Macron remembered “a pal of France, a kind-hearted queen who has left a long-lasting impression on her nation and her century.”
He mentioned she had “embodied the British nation’s continuity and unity for over 70 years.”
Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas mentioned that she was “profoundly saddened by the passing of Queen Elizabeth II” and that Estonia mourned alongside the Royal Household.
“Her sense of service and dedication to public responsibility had been unparalleled. It is the tip of an period however her legend will stay on and encourage,” Kallas mentioned.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez despatched his condolences “to your entire Royal Household, the federal government and the individuals of the UK and the Commonwealth on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.”
He referred to as her “a determine of worldwide significance, witness and creator of British and European historical past.”
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz referred to as her “a task mannequin and inspiration for thousands and thousands, together with right here in Germany.”
“Her dedication to German-British reconciliation after the horrors of World Struggle II won’t be forgotten. She shall be missed, not least her great sense of humour,” Scholz tweeted.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi mentioned the Queen was “a key determine in world historical past during the last seventy years.”
Draghi referred to as her a “beloved image of her nation” who garnered respect from all over the world.
“She ensured stability in occasions of disaster and saved the worth of custom alive in a society present process steady and profound change.
“Her spirit of service, her dedication to the UK and to the Commonwealth and the immense dignity with which she carried out her function for such a very long time have been an infinite supply of admiration for generations.”
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki mentioned the Queen had “devotedly served her nation all through her life.”
“And he or she has served us by her instance as a self-sacrificing, clever and prudent chief who knew the way to lead her nation by means of any storm.”
Greek Prime Minister**Kyriakos Mitsotakismentioned that the “responsibility, service, and dedication she demonstrated all through her reign was not simply exemplary however extraordinary.
Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa mentioned that the Queen’s “70-year lengthy reign has marked British historical past because the Second World Struggle.”
“My honest condolences to the Royal Household and to the individuals of the UK.”