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Mrs Biden signs condolence letter at embassy after queen's death

US President Joe Biden and First Lady drove to the British Embassy here to sign a eulogy and pay their respects after the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

We mourn all of you. she was a wonderful woman. She is very happy to have met her.

Biden and Mrs Jill Biden were greeted by the British ambassador and her husband, according to a White House pool report.

Biden approached the condolence book, pulled a note card out of his jacket pocket, and asked if he could write a message. The Ambassador said, “If you will, sir.

He wrote for several minutes while the First Lady watched and the Ambassador stood behind him.

Afterwards, the first lady sat in a chair and appeared to have signed her name.Our hearts are with you, she said.

As my mother says, God loves you, Biden said, thanking the staff.

A picture of the Queen was placed on the table, and on the other side of the table was a book of condolences and a bouquet of flowers. A projector showed a picture of the Queen on the left side of the table.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in a message of condolence that as Britain’s head of state she has been a stable and comforting presence for generations.

On the world stage, Queen Elizabeth II has been a source of calm and strength, bringing change to her country and the world for decades. She helped to strengthen the alliance between her two great democratic nations, and her steady leadership helped Britain to build a rules-based international order rooted in co-operation and democratic values. Austin said he helped maintain it.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Americans had joined the people of Britain in mourning the sad death of Queen Elizabeth.

For more than 70 years on the throne, Her Majesty the Queen has been a pillar of leadership on the world stage and a devoted companion to freedom. On behalf of the United States Congress, I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.

Under the brightest spotlight in history, Queen Elizabeth provided a masterclass in grace and strength, power and poise. And will continue to inspire girls.

Meanwhile, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff said in a joint statement that Queen Elizabeth II had an incredible life of service and had a profound impact on countless lives and historic events. We extend our condolences to the royal family and join the people of the UK and around the world in mourning her loss.

Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after reigning for 70 years. She was 96 years old.

Her death ended the longest reign in British history and one of the longest reigns of any head of state.

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