Humanity mourns death of Queen Elizabeth II

Humanity mourns death of Queen Elizabeth II

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CubaPLUS Magazine

Queen Elizabeth II of England died this Thursday at her residence in Balmoral, Scotland, accompanied by her children and her relatives, due to health complications.

This sad event has impacted the whole world, as the monarch was a much loved personality at home, as well as in other countries, and her reign has been the longest in Great Britain, since it lasted for seven decades..

The European country has decreed 10 days of mourning for her death, as well as ceremonies that will take place until Monday, September 19, when the coffin will be transferred to the chapel of Saint George, in Windsor Castle, where it will rest next to the remains of her husband Philip of Edinburgh.

Multiple messages of condolences from around the world have poured into Britain for such a heartfelt event, including numerous presidents and heads of state.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, speaking briefly on television, said that "Canada is in mourning" and "will miss" the monarch who was constitutionally the country's head of state. For his part, the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, on his Twitter account, stated: “With deep regret we have learned of the death of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of the Cuban people and government, I express my deepest condolences to Her Royal Highness, Prince Charles, to the rest of the Royal Family and to the British people and government.”

When Elizabeth II died, her eldest son, Charles, succeeded her to the throne of the United Kingdom and became head of state for 14 other territories, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. From now on, he will reign as Charles III.