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Shaheen Statement on Death of Queen Elizabeth II

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: 

“I join Americans and people around the world in mourning the death of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II and send my deepest condolences to her family and citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, for whom she faithfully served for over seven decades. Queen Elizabeth’s historic reign included some of the most pivotal moments in world history, of which she provided the British people steadfast leadership and consolation,” said Shaheen. “She took the throne at an age when most people are beginning their adult lives and was tasked with the immense responsibility of leading her nation in the aftermath of World War II. In her 70 years on the throne, she bore witness to the most consequential events that our world has ever seen and helped foster the close and important relationship that the United States shares with the United Kingdom. My thoughts are with her children, grandchildren and extended family at this difficult time. I hope they can take consolation in the monumental legacy she has left on the world.”