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Greece Expresses Condolences on the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Photo source: The Royal Family

Photo source: The Royal Family

Leaders around the world on Thursday expressed their condolences to the Royal Family and the British people following the news that Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96.

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” a tweet from the Royal Family said after the monarch died in the Balmoral estate in Scotland where she was staying at the time.

Reigning for 70 years, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth for some time was appearing less frequently at public events and was under medical supervision. Her last public appearance was during the Platinum Jubilee celebration in June.

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis posted tweets once the news spread of the Queen’s passing.

Born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth), Elizabeth II was Queen of the United Kingdom from 6 February 1952. She became Queen when Winston Churchill was Britain’s prime minister and was the longest-serving monarch in British history.

In a statement after his mother’s death, Charles, the new King, said: “During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”

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