President Joe Biden has spoken out in response to the sad news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. Many famous faces have paid tribute to the longest-reigning monarch in British history after it was confirmed on September 8 that she had passed away, including a number of political figures.
Former President Donald Trump was among the first to make a statement, posting a message on Truth Social on behalf of himself and his wife, Melania Trump. “Together with our family and our fellow Americans, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the royal family and people of the United Kingdom at this time of great sadness and grief,” he wrote. “The historic and distinguished reign of Queen Elizabeth left Britain with a tremendous legacy of peace and prosperity. May God bless the Queen, may she reign in our hearts forever.”
Former President Barack Obama also released a lengthy statement online on behalf of himself and his wife, writing in part along with Michelle Obama in a joint Twitter post: “[We] are grateful to have witnessed Her Majesty’s dedicated leadership and we are impressed by her legacy of tireless, dignified public service. Our thoughts are with her family and the people of the UK at this difficult time.”
Now the incumbent President has broken his silence with his own touching message.
Joe Biden shared touching memories of Queen Elizabeth II
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden shared a lengthy joint message via Twitter, highlighting their decades of unwavering commitment to their country. “She was the first British monarch with whom people around the world could feel a personal and immediate connection,” the couple wrote, noting that the late Queen “was standing alongside the British people in enduring the dangers and hardships of a world war and she… meanwhile, the devastation of a global pandemic could gather to look to better days.”
The two also noted that Queen Elizabeth II was one of the main reasons for the US’s special relationship with Britain as they touched on their own personal memories of the monarch. The Bidens signed their condolences on behalf of the royal family before noting, “We look forward to continuing a close friendship with The King and The Queen Consort for years to come.” Shortly after the Queen’s death, it was confirmed that their son, formerly known as Prince Charles, now to King Charles III. would pass when he ascended the throne.
Although the Queen remained apolitical, it was assumed she liked the Bidens, and Joe and Jill even visited her for afternoon tea at Windsor Castle in June 2021.