Heartwarming Messages Sent By World Leaders and Royals To The British Royal Family

messages of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace officially announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, on September 8, 2022, at 6:30 in the early evening. The Queen died at her summer residence in Balmoral estate, just two days after she formally appointed the 47-year-old Mary Elizabeth Truss as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

His Majesty King Charles III, who is now the Head of the House of Windsor, released a statement following his mother's death, posted in the social media accounts of The Royal Family.

"The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.

We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

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".

messages of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
Last Trooping the Color Ceremomy appearance of the Queen

Sarah, Duchess of York, the ex-wife of the Queen's second son, Prince Andrew, who remained close to Her Majesty even after the divorce, pinned a touching message on her instagram, praising her former mother-in-law's resilience, generosity, and kindness.

Part of her message. "She has given her whole life selflessly to the people of the UK and the Commonwealth. To me, she was the most incredible mother-in-law and friend".

messages of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
RIP Your Majesty 1926-2022, Reigned: 1952-2022

Hours after the announcement, messages of sympathy and condolences from World Leaders and members of the Royal Family around the world were sent to the new British monarch, King Charles III.

Most of the messages sent to the British Royal Family touched a deep cord as the World Leaders and royals shared their personal experiences in meeting the Queen, who was the longest-sitting Head of State in the world.

Rare photo of European monarchs.
Seated from left: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Queen Elizabeth II of UK, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands. Standing from left: King Albert II of Belgium, King Juan Carlos of Spain, King Harald V of Norway, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Most of the reigning royal families in Europe are cousins of Her Majesty through Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and King Christian IX of Denmark, so the words of sympathy are more special and become personal.

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece emphasized the generosity and kindness extended by the Queen to his parents, Constantine II, former King of Greece, and Queen Anne-Marie, during their times of need.

The younger brother of Crown Prince Pavlos, Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, also posted a personal message on his instagram @skylightchaser. 

"The world mourns the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Aunt Lilibet. She did her duty to the very end. We all have a lot to be grateful for and to learn from her. Long live the King"

Their paternal grandfather, King Paul I, was a first cousin to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and a third cousin of the Queen. While Queen Anne-Marie, is a triple third cousin of the Queen.

Here are some of the heartwarming messages:

messages of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
King Harald V and Queen Elizabeth II

King Harald V of Norway

"Your Majesty King Charles III, My family and I are deeply saddened to receive the news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with Your Majesty and the members of the royal family.

For nearly a century, Her Majesty devoted her life to the service of the Commonwealth, following the British people through good days and bad, in times of happiness and sorrow. We send our deepest condolences to the British people on the loss of their beloved Queen. 

On a personal note, I am mourning the loss of a dear relative and confidant friend. My family and I wish Your Majesty and your family all the strength and comfort you need in this time of grief".

Note: King Harald V and Queen Elizabeth II are second cousins through Edward VII.

messages of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
King Philippe, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mathilde

King Philippe of Belgium

"It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was an extraordinary personality. We will always keep fond memories of this great lady who, throughout her reign, showed dignity, courage, and devotion.

Each of our encounters will remain etched in our memories forever. The United Kingdom has lost an exceptional monarch who left a deep mark on history. We extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the British people. Rest in peace, Your Majesty, with your beloved husband" - Philippe and Mathilde

Note: King Philippe and Queen Elizabeth II are third cousins through King Christian IX of Denmark

messages of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Queen

King Carl Gustaf XIV of Sweden

"My family and I are deeply saddened to learn of the death of my dear relative, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen served her country and the Commonwealth with outstanding dedication and duty. 

She has been a constant presence not only in British society but also internationally. She has always been dear to my family and a precious link in our shared family history. We offer our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty's family and her people" - Carl Gustaf

Note: King Carl XIV Gustaf and Queen Elizabeth II are double third cousins through Queen Victoria. And also, King Carl's step-grandmother, Queen Louise, was the maternal aunt of Prince Philip.

messages of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
Prince Philip, Queen Letizia, Queen Elizabeth II, King Felipe VI

King Felipe VI of Spain

"Your Majesty, dearest Charles, Deeply saddened by the sorrowful news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, your beloved mother.

I would like to offer Your Majesty and to the British people, on my behalf, and on behalf of the Spanish government and people, our most heartfelt condolences.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has undoubtedly witnessed, written, and shaped many of the most relevant chapters in the history of our world during the last seven decades.

Her sense of duty, commitment and a whole life devoted serving the people of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, set an example for all of us and will remain a solid and valuable legacy for future generations.

Queen Letizia and I send Your Majesty and the entire family our love and prayers. You are all in our hearts and thoughts. We will miss her dearly" - with all my friendship and affection, Felipe

Note: The Spanish king are triple third cousins-once removed through Queen Victoria and King Christian IX of Denmark

With Queen Margrethe II o Denmark

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

"His Majesty King Charles III, Deeply moved by the sad news of your beloved mother's death, I send you and Camilla my warmest thoughts and prayers.

Your mother was very important to me and my family. She was a towering figure among the European monarchs and a great inspiration to us all.

Her 70 years of reign and service to the people of the United Kingdom, Realms, and the Commonwealth are unprecedented and remarkable achievements. 

We shall always remember her important contribution to their development and prosperity. During her long life, the world and your nation have changed dramatically.

Throughout her reign in times of difficulty as well as positive, she has played a crucial role as a unifying figure highly respected and deeply loved.

Denmark and I are grateful for her continuous efforts to further strengthening the close and warm relations that have always existed between our two nations.

God bless you both and give you strength and hope in your future life and duties" - signed Margrethe

Note: Queen Margrethe II is a triple third cousins of Queen Elizabeth II through Queen Victoria and King Christian IX of Denmark

With Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Ma. Teresa of Luxembourg

Henri, The Grand Duke of Luxembourg

"The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess are deeply moved and saddened by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a monarch deeply attached to the friendship between our two countries and a loyal friend of the Grand Ducal family.

The Grand Duke will send a message of condolence on behalf of the Grand Duchess and the people of Luxembourg to the British royal family".

Note: Grand Duke Henri is a third cousin of the Queen through King Christian IX of Denmark

With the King and Queen of The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands

"We remember Queen Elizabeth II with deep respect and great affection. Steadfast and wise, she dedicated her long life to serving the British people.

We feel a strong bond with the United Kingdom and its royal family, and we share their sorrow at this time.

We are very grateful for our countries' close friendship, to which Queen Elizabeth made such an unforgettable contribution" - King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, and Princess Beatrix

Queen Rania of Jordan

"With a heavy heart, we bid farewell to an icon of selfless dedication and unwavering commitment, a queen who embodied the traits of a faithful and devoted sovereign. 

The reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will forever be remembered. May her soul rest in eternal peace" - Rania Al Abdullah

Crown Prince Hussein, Queen Rania, The Queen, King Abdullah II of Jordan

Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan

"We lost today with the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a great and exceptional leader, during her career she was the best friend and ally of Jordan.

Sincere condolences to the royal family in Britain and to the friendly British people. Today, we lost an exceptional and extraordinary leader.

Our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and to the people of the United Kingdom".

messages of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen, Prince Philip, and Pope Francis

Pope Francis, Sovereign Head of the City of Vatican

"To His Majesty, The King, Charles III, Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I offer heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty, the members of the Royal Family, the people of the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth.

I willingly join all who mourn her loss in praying for the late Queen's eternal rest, and in paying tribute to her life of unstinting service to the good of the nation and the Commonwealth, her example of devotion to duty, her steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ and her firm hope in his promises.

Commending her noble soul to the merciful goodness of our Heavenly Father. I assure Your Majesty my prayers that Almighty God will sustain you with his unfailing grace as you now take up your high responsibilities as King.

Upon you and all who cherish the memory of your late mother, I invoke an abundance of divine blessings as a pledge of comfort and strength in the Lord" - Franciscus

Joseph Biden, US President

Part of the three-page letter of condolences of President Joe Biden:

"Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era. In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her.

An enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth. The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity".

messages of condolences for Queen Elizabeth II
US President Joe Biden and US First Lady, Jill Biden, with the Queen

President Biden shared that he first met the Queen in 1982 while he traveled to the UK as part of the US Senate delegation, 

They met again in June 2021 during a visit with First Lady, Jill Biden, to Buckingham Palace. The US President also orders the US flags at half-mast in honor of the late British monarch.

Following the death of Her Majesty, Operation Unicorn has been implemented.

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