His Holiness the Dalai Lama has shared his condolences on the death on Thursday of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in a letter to her eldest son, King Charles III.
In his message, His Holiness expressed his “sadness and heartfelt condolences” to the new monarch, the royal family, and the people of the United Kingdom.
“I remember seeing photographs of her coronation in magazines when I was young in Tibet,” His Holiness wrote. “Her reign, as Britain’s longest-serving monarch, represented celebration, inspiration, and a reassuring sense of continuity for so many people alive today.
“Your mother lived a meaningful life with dignity, grace, a strong sense of service and a warm heart, qualities we all should treasure.” (His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet)
The Dalai Lama concluded his letter by offering prayers and good wishes.
Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 on the afternoon of 8 September at her Scottish estate, Balmoral, was the oldest monarch in Britain’s history and its longest serving. She was also the second-longest reigning monarch in history after France’s Louis XIV. Her 70-year reign was marked by 15 British prime ministers, the most recent of whom, the newly elected Conservative party leader Liz Truss, she invited to become prime minister and form a new government, just days before her death.
Condolences for Queen Elizabeth II (His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet)
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