President Kagame condoles with Britain over death of Queen Elizabeth II

On 9 September 2022 at 08:26

President Paul Kagame has sent condolences to the United Kingdom (UK) and the Royal Family of Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday 8th September 2022. In a message shared via Twitter handle, the Head of State also commended the queen’s contribution to Commonwealth.

“In this moment of sorrow at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we recall her 70 years of stewardship of the Commonwealth of Nations. The modern Commonwealth is her legacy,” he tweeted.

“I extend my deepest condolences to His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Queen Consort, and the entire Royal Family, as well as the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth,” added Kagame.

President Kagame is the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office for two-year term.

He replaced the former UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson in June this year.

Queen Elizabeth II died two days after she appointed Liz Truss as Britain’s new prime minister, succeeding Boris Johnson.

Following her passing, Prince Charles immediately became Britain’s new King.

Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch in history.

Born on April 21, 1926, Elizabeth II was proclaimed Queen after the death of her father, King George VI, on Feb 6, 1952. She was formally crowned the monarch of the United Kingdom on June 2, 1953.

She was considered "a beacon of hope" for the nation as she used her annual Christmas speeches, televised since 1957, to rally the nation in times of hardship.

In total, the Queen greeted 15 prime ministers during her long reign, including Winston Churchill, her first, and Truss, her last.

Her husband, Prince Philip, died at the age of 99 in April 2021.

President Kagame exchanging greetings with Queen Elizabeth II in April 2018, as he attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Britain.
President Kagame has sent condolences to the Royal Family of Queen Elizabeth II who died on Thursday. This photo was taken in June 2022 as Kagame greeted Prince Charles (currently King Charles III) who was in Rwanda for CHOGM.