London, United Kingdom (CU)_ According to Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the UNO, Queen Elizabeth II was a close ally of the United Nations. He extended his deepest condolences on her passing. He conveyed his sympathies to the royal family, the British government and people, and the rest of the Commonwealth countries.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released a statement saying, “I would like to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II for her unwavering, life-long dedication to serving her people. The world will long remember her devotion and leadership. I am deeply saddened at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”.
The statement read, “As the United Kingdom’s longest-lived and longest-reigning Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II was widely admired for her grace, dignity, and dedication around the world. She was a reassuring presence throughout decades of sweeping change, including the decolonization of Africa and Asia and the evolution of the Commonwealth”.
The queen was a devoted supporter of the United Nations and made visits to its headquarters in New York twice, more than fifty years apart. According to the statement, she engaged herself in several philanthropic and environmental initiatives and spoke eloquently to leaders at the UN climate change conference held in Glasgow last November. It added, “I would like to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II for her unwavering, life-long dedication to serving her people. The world will long remember her devotion and leadership”.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II The Great passed away at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96. In 1952, she was crowned Queen of Britain. Following her death, the new monarch of the United Kingdom is Charles, Prince of Wales, the oldest son of the late Queen Elizabeth II.