rsula Gertrud von der Leyen, a German politician who has been serving as the president of the European Commission since 2019 has pend down a letter to His Majesty King Charles III.
The letter reads:
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Your Majesty’s mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II. Allow me to express to Your Majesty, to the Royal Family, and to the British people my most sincere condolences on behalf of the European Union.
Her passing leaves a sense of loss in the lives of many in the United Kingdom, in the Commonwealth and throughout the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who mourn and remember her.
Her courage and devotion to serving her country were a source of great strength to many and an anchor of stability in the hardest times. The Queen’s steadfast dedication to her country, love of family and of her people informed every day of her long reign. Her empathy and ability to connect with every passing generation, while remaining rooted in the traditions that truly mattered to her, was an example of true leadership.
Her reign defined the history of your nation and our continent. She symbolised the best of the United Kingdom, its people and its values. She meant so much to so many and, on a personal note, has been an inspiration throughout my life.
Our hearts and minds are with Your Majesty, and we wish Your Majesty and the people of the United Kingdom strength and wisdom in carrying on her work, knowing that we will all continue to find inspiration in the unique legacy she has left us.
I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Majesty the assurances of my highest consideration.