Statement by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
U.S. Representative to the United Nations
San Francisco, California
September 8, 2022


I extend my deepest condolences to the Royal Family and share in the sorrow of the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth of Nations. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II inspired millions worldwide with her dignity and grace over her 70 years of service as Head of State.

Queen Elizabeth II lived an extraordinary life. She was a dear friend to the United States, having met 14 U.S. presidents, participated in four State Visits, five State Dinners, and two unofficial visits. The Queen was a true diplomat. May her legacy of courage and character endure for generations to come.