MADRID, Sep. 8 (.) –
The main political representatives of the United Kingdom have spoken about the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who this Thursday Buckingham Palace had reported the worsening of her health.
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has released a statement in which he speaks that this is the “saddest” day in the country, although he has shown his confidence that the heir, the now King Carlos III, “will do justice” to the legacy of the monarch.
In fact, the former head of government has valued the queen not only for “modernizing the monarchy”, but also for having produced an heir to the throne “who will more than do justice to his legacy”.
Finally, although he acknowledges that the voices of the British may be “muffled”, he has invited everyone to proclaim “God save the king”, words that have not been heard in the kingdom for seven decades.
For his part, the leader of the opposition and of the Labor Party, Keir Starmer, has pointed out that “above political confrontations”, Elizabeth II advocated defending what unites the British.
“As our great Elizabethan era draws to a close, we will honor the memory of the late queen by keeping alive the values of public service she embodied,” said Starmer.
Along the same lines, the Scottish Chief Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has referred to the situation as “a deeply sad moment for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the world”.
“His life was one of extraordinary dedication and service. On behalf of the people of Scotland, I send my deepest condolences to the King and the Royal Family,” Sturgeon said on his Twitter profile.
Similarly, the chief minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, has highlighted Elizabeth II for having reigned in accordance with the values and traditions of the British monarchy. “On behalf of the Welsh people, I offer our deepest condolences,” he has settled it.
The chief minister of Gibraltar, Fabián Picardo, has also declared official mourning for the death of Elizabeth II and has reported that he has written to the new king to convey his condolences.
MESSAGE FROM FORMER PRIME MINISTERS
In addition to former Prime Minister Johnson, other tenants of 10 Downing Street have spoken out on their Twitter profiles regarding the death of the monarch.
This is the case of Theresa May, who has raised, like so many others, the “life of service” of Elizabeth II, as well as the international consensus regarding her person. “It was the honor of my life to have served as prime minister,” she acknowledged.
David Cameron has released a statement in which he has acknowledged that, no matter how prepared one might be to face the news, “there are no words that can adequately express the feeling of loss” for the queen’s death.
Likewise, his predecessor, Gordon Brown, has said that the UK, the Commonwealth and the whole world “come together in mourning tonight”. “Her Majesty Her Queen Elizabeth II served this country to the end,” he noted.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has pointed out that the United Kingdom is not only losing a monarch, but the “matriarch of the nation”, a person who has managed “more than anyone” to bring the country together and keep it united.
“His reign was glorious. And it has been our fortune to have had his reign over us,” Blair concluded on his Twitter profile.