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President Chakwera mourns Queen Elizabeth 

Sep 8, 2022
Her Majesty the Queen no more

Malawi President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has sent a message of condolence to the British Royal family following the demise of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty the Queen no more

Chakwera says as a nation, her inimitable legacy as a friend of Malawi will forever be sticked on hearts and indelibly marked on the pages of history, she positively shaped in more ways than can put into words.

“On behalf of the people and Government of Malawi, the First Lady and I express our deepest condolences to the British Royal Family and the people and Government of Great Britain on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who was also Queen of Malawi between 1964 and 1966 as Malawi was transitioning into a Republic.

My wife and I have fond memories of the Queen’s visit to Malawi in July 1979, during which she captivated the imagination of Malawians and demonstrated the same solidarity with our quest for socioeconomic liberation as she had done with our political independence.”

Queen Elizabeth Il, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.

With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.

In a statement, His Majesty the King said: “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.

He said during the period of mourning and change he and his family would be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held”.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said:

The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

“The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

All the Queen’s children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision. Her grandson, Prince William, is also there, with his brother, Prince Harry, on his way.

Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, said the monarch provided us with the stability and strength that we needed”. She said His Majesty would be known as King Charles III.

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