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President Horta expresses condolences on the passing away of UK`s Queen

President Horta expresses condolences on the passing away of UK`s Queen

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DILI, 09 september 2022 (TATOLI) – The President of the Republic, José Ramos Horta expressed his profound and sincere condolences over Queen Elizabeth II’s death.

President Horta is deeply saddened to be advised of the passing yesterday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“To the people of Britain and the Commonwealth Nations, on behalf of the people of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, I express our condolences as you mourn the loss of your much-loved Queen,” President Horta said in a statement released on Friday.

“On behalf of the people of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste I express our condolences to the Royal Family as you mourn the loss of your much-loved Mother and family member.”

“In this time of intense mourning for those for whom Her Majesty reigned, we want you to know that we have you in our hearts and minds.

“May you find solace in the remarkable contribution that Her Majesty made during seventy years of steadfast service.”

He said the late Queen Elizabeth II was a much admired and respected Monarch across the world and is known for her devotion to duty, and her lifetime of service: “May she rest in eternal peace.”

In 2003, Timor-Leste’s Charismatic Leader, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão was awarded the Honorary Knighthood of the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael & St. George, by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“His Excellency Xanana Kay Rala Gusmao our much admired and respected community leader and former President and Prime Minister was awarded an Honorary Knighthood of the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael & St. George by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2003,” Horta said.

He said the bestowing of this award was a great honor for Xanana Gusmão and through him all Timorese in recognition of their struggles and sacrifices.

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch died peacefully on thursday afternoon aged 96, at her home in Scotland, where she had spent much of the summer.

Her death was announced online by the royal family, saying Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully.

Tributes have been paid across the world, following her death. While many commonwealth countries ordered flags to be flown to half-staff until the queen’s funeral.

Her eldest son, Charles, is elevated to the throne, as King Charles III.

Queen Elizabeth II was elevated to the throne as Queen of the UK on June 2, 1953, following the death of King George VI.

Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born april 21, 1926. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the second-longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country.

 

 

 

Journalist: Filomeno Martins 

Editor: Nelia Borges 

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