World NewsPresident Xi, Putin offer condolences, praise for Queen Elizabeth II

President Xi, Putin offer condolences, praise for Queen Elizabeth II

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The UK obtained condolences on the passing of their monarch from two heads of state whose international locations at the moment have tough relations with the West.

President Vladimir Putin despatched a message of sympathy to the British Royal Household on Friday, praising the queen’s “love” and “authority” relating to her topics.

“Crucial occasions of the UK’s current historical past are inextricably sure with the identify of Her Majesty. For a lot of a long time Elizabeth II rightfully loved her topics’ love and respect in addition to authority on the world stage,” Putin mentioned in a press release.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles sit within the Home of Lords on the official State Opening of Parliament in London, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Queen Elizabeth II goes to parliament Wednesday to stipulate the federal government’s legislative program with far much less pageantry than standard in a speech anticipated to be dominated by Britain’s plans for leaving the European Union.
(AP)

Chinese language President Xi Jinping equally despatched condolences to the royal household upon information of the monarch’s passing.

Chinese language state media lauded the queen’s bilateral relations with China and pleasant demeanor with the communist state.

“The queen was the primary British monarch to go to China and obtained a number of Chinese language state leaders’ on their visits to Britain,” Chinese language Communist Occasion spokeswoman Mao Ning mentioned. She has made vital contributions to selling the understanding of Chinese language and British individuals and increasing pleasant exchanges between the 2 international locations.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a commendation ceremony for role models of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics at the Great Hall of the People on April 8 in Beijing.

Chinese language President Xi Jinping attends a commendation ceremony for function fashions of the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics on the Nice Corridor of the Individuals on April 8 in Beijing.
(AP Photograph/Ng Han Guan)

The royal household introduced mourning and condolences preparations for Queen Elizabeth II on Friday. A interval of Royal Mourning will probably be noticed from now till seven days after Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, per King Charles III.

Elizabeth was essentially the most extensively traveled British head of state and the longest-married British monarch. 

She had dominated for longer than every other monarch in British historical past, changing into a much-loved and revered determine throughout her decades-long reign. She reached the milestone of 70 years on the throne on Feb. 6, 2022, celebrating with the Platinum Jubilee in June to mark the event.

Russia President Vladimir Putin.

Russia President Vladimir Putin.
(Alexander Demyanchuk, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photograph by way of AP)

King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, arrived at Buckingham Palace in London for the primary time of their new positions.

Fox Information’ Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.

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