As tributes for the late Queen Elizabeth II proceed to pour in from all over the world, Barack Obama and Joe Biden had been among the many first to talk about her demise. Former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama together with present POTUS Joe Biden and First Woman Jill Biden, all launched prolonged, heartfelt statements concerning 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 in regards to 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 Her Majesty was simply 25 years outdated when she took on the big process of helming one of many world’s nice democracies. Within the many years that adopted, she would go on to make the position of Queen her personal — with a reign outlined by grace, class, 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 a fantastic 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. Repeatedly, we had been struck by her heat, the best way she put folks relaxed, and the way she introduced her appreciable humor and appeal to moments of nice pomp and circumstance.”
President Joe Biden echoed lots 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 satisfaction for generations of Britons, together with many who’ve by no means recognized their nation with out her. A permanent admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united folks throughout the Commonwealth. The seven many years 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 folks all all over the world might really feel a private and rapid connection, whether or not they heard her on the radio as a younger princess chatting with the kids of the UK, or gathered round their televisions for her coronation, or watched her closing Christmas speech or her Platinum Jubilee on their telephones. And he or she, in flip, devoted her complete 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 US. 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 readily available on the White Home as President Biden offered them with their official White Home portraits.