US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden released a statement on Thursday on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, calling her a “steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations.”
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era,” President Biden says in a statement.
“The thoughts and prayers of people all across the United States are with the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth in their grief. We send our deepest
condolences to the Royal Family, who are not only mourning their Queen, but their dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world,” the Bidens wrote in the statement.
The Bidens said they first met the Queen in 1982 while the President traveled to the UK as part of a Senate delegation.
They said they “look forward to continuing a close friendship with the King and the Queen Consort.”
US Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff also offered their condolences on the Queen’s passing.
“Queen Elizabeth II lived an incredible life of service and had a profound impact on countless lives and historic events. We send our condolences to the Royal Family and join the people of the United Kingdom and all those around the world who mourn her loss,” the vice president’s and second gentleman’s Twitter accounts tweeted.