Together, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama post a social media tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
As the world mourns the departure of Queen Elizabeth II, the 96-year-old and longest-reigning queen of Great Britain, more and more tributes are making their way to social media.
The joint message from Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, the former president of the United States of America, is one of the many tributes. Part of the lengthy statement was as follows:
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has captivated the globe from the day of her coronation 70 years ago — the first one to ever be televised — to this very second, when numerous tributes are being put online in her honor.
When Her Majesty took on the huge responsibility of leading one of the biggest democracies in the world, she was only 25 years old.
She would later go on to claim the throne as her own in the decades that followed, leading a reign marked by grace, elegance, and a tireless work ethic while overcoming the odds and standards set for women in her age.
Obama continued the speech by discussing his personal interactions with the Queen.
“Michelle and I had the good fortune to get to know Her Majesty, and she was very important to us. She welcomed us to the international scene with open arms and tremendous kindness when we were just learning how to negotiate life as President and First Lady.
We were often impressed by her warmth, ability to put people at ease, and ability to inject her immense charm and wit into situations involving a lot of pomp and circumstance.
Barack and Michelle visited Buckingham Palace frequently while they were in the White House and developed a close bond with the Queen.
Earlier this summer, Barack Obama gave a speech in honor of the Queen’s platinum jubilee. Much like the remark he has made now, Barack’s appearance on television was filled with respect for the Queen.
Joe Biden, the current president, also recently shared a similarly long tribute to the late Queen on his social media accounts.