Biden, Trump, Putin, Musk Offer Condolences And Pay Tributes To Queen Elizabeth: 'Legacy Will Loom Large'

Zinger Key Points
  • President Biden said the late Monarch’s 'legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world.'
  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief and recollected “memorable” moments with the Queen.
  • Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also paid their tribute in separate statements.
Biden, Trump, Putin, Musk Offer Condolences And Pay Tributes To Queen Elizabeth: 'Legacy Will Loom Large'

Condolences and tributes from across the globe poured in after the longest reigning Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II, passed away on Thursday at the age of 96. 

What Happened: Soon after Buckingham Palace announced the Queen's demise, various political leaders, country heads, and many influential personalities offered their respects, including U.S. President Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres and many more.

See Also: Queen Elizabeth II Dies At Age 96: Looking At The Legacy Of Longest-Reigning British Monarch, Her Wealth, Family And Succession

Even the common people of Britain mourned the death of the queen. According to Reuters, thousands of U.K residents gathered outside Buckingham Palace in central London on a rainy London night, with many paying floral tributes outside the palace gates. Similar scenes were also visible outside the Royal’s Windsor Castle.

Here’s what some of the top world leaders wrote after Queen’s death:

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden issued a statement, saying the late Monarch’s “legacy will loom large in the pages of British history, and in the story of our world."

“Queen Elizabeth II was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy who deepened the bedrock of alliance between the U.K. and the U.S. She helped make our relationship special,” the top leaders of the U.S. said. 

Addressing media outside 10 Downing Street, the newly-elected U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss said the Queen was the “rock on which modern Britain was built.”

“Through thick and thin, Queen Elizabeth II provided us with the stability and the strength that we needed. She was the very spirit of Great Britain – and that spirit will endure…It is a day of great loss, but Queen Elizabeth II leaves a great legacy,” she added. 

Former U.S. President Donald Trump described the Queen as an "extraordinary" and "great" woman. Trump, who is banned on Twitter, in a post on Truth Social, wrote, “She will always be remembered for her faithfulness to her country and her unwavering devotion to her fellow countrymen and women. Melania and I will always cherish our time together with the Queen, and never forget Her Majesty’s generous friendship, great wisdom, and wonderful sense of humor.”

Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk also shared his more than a year-old tweet saying, “Hey you … Yeah you Queen … You’re gonna make it!” and said “remember” as he expressed gratitude to the former Monarch.

Minutes after the Royal Family announced the Queen’s peaceful death, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief and recollected “memorable” moments with the Queen during his visit to the U.K. in 2015 and 2018. 

“I will never forget her warmth and kindness. During one of the meetings she showed me the handkerchief Mahatma Gandhi gifted her on her wedding. I will always cherish that gesture,” Modi said.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also paid their tribute in separate statements. Putin said the Queen “rightfully enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as authority on the world stage.” While Zelenskyy extended his sincere condolences to the Royal Family, the entire United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth over this “irreparable loss.”

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Spain's King Felipe, EU president Ursula Von Der Leyen, UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres, Pope Francis, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were among the other world leaders who also mourned the demise of the Queen.

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11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

11 Best Black Friday Deals on Amazon

The best Black Friday deals from Amazon are still coming hard and fast because the holiday is not yet upon us and the mega-retailer prefers to keep consumers on the hook for as long as possible—spending as much money as possible. 

To that end, here are some of the best Black Friday deals from Amazon that you might want to consider today.

Calphalon 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set

Regular Price: $172

Sale Price: $138.88

Calphalon’s 10-Piece Pots and Pans Set is designed with stainless steel, stay-cool handles along with pour spouts. The nonstick surface is PFOA-free and built with hard-anodized aluminum that is both durable and conducts heat extremely well. The set includes 2 fry pans, a sauce pan with cover, saute pan with cover and large stock pot with cover.

Apple AirPods 2nd Generation

Regular Price: $144

Sale Price: $85.49

The 2nd Generation AirPods from Apple connect to all Apple devices and give you an enhanced listening experience. Plus, they come with a case that keeps them safe and allows you to charge them in a secure environment. With over 24 hours of battery life, access to Siri and easy setup, you can start listening to your favorite tunes or podcasts today.

Adidas Ultraboost 21 Running Shoes

Regular Price: $129.98

Sale Price: $89.98

The Adidas Women’s Ultraboost 21 running shoe is perfect for anyone who likes a short run, maybe a 5K, half marathon or more. Coming in several colors and styles, you can slip these shoes on, enjoy the cushioned outsole, sink into the supple insole and secure laces.

Ninja AF101 Air Fryer

Regular Price: $129.99

Sale Price: $97.83

The Ninja AF101 Air Fryer allows you to crisp, roast, reheat and even dehydrate food products faster and cheaper than ever before. It has a 4-quart capacity and offers a wide temperature range along with several time settings so that you can customize each dish to your needs. Plus, all the parts are dishwasher safe.

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

Regular Price: $199.95

Sale Price: $99

Beats by Dr. Dre are among the best headphones on the market, and the Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones include the Apple W1 chip, Class 1 Bluetooth and 40 hours of battery time. These headphones even have a built-in microphone and offer an adjustable fit so that you can be comfortable whether you’re listening to an Android or iOS device.

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner

Regular Price: $198.98

Sale Price: $175.98

The Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner allows you to keep your home spotless and clean up after your pets. The cleaner comes with the Hoover Paws and Claws Deep shampoo and a storage mat to keep the floor dry once it’s put away.

LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum

Regular Price: $999.00

Sale Price: $851.71

The LG CordZero Auto Empty Cordless Stick Vacuum and Wet Mop All in One Tower is designed to work in homes with several pets or children and clean up all the messes that life brings. The battery lasts up to 2 hours, and there’s an extra removable battery that gives you even more cleaning time and power.

Breville Fresh and Furious Blender

Regular Price: $278.60

Sale Price: $199.95

Breville, a top name in blenders and juicers, offers the Fresh and Furious Blender, featuring 50-ounce capacity, Vac Q technology, pre-programmed cycles, LCD display and lid with pull ring. With the Fresh and Furious Blender, you can make everything from a smoothie to a soup and everything in between.

Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $89.99

Sale Price: $55.63

The Hot Tools Professional 2000 Turbo Ionic Hair Dryer is designed for professional use, but it works perfectly in the home. With 1875 watts of power, 6 heat and speed settings and a lightweight design, you can easily style your hair and utilize the diffuser, cut back on the frizz and stretch the 8 ft cord for maximum functionality.

Columbia Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket

Regular Price: $160

Sale Price: $97.38

The Heavenly Long Hooded Jacket from Columbia is designed to be light for everyday use, but it’s heavy enough to protect you from the cold. The plush fleece lining, security pocket, water resistant fabric, 2-way zipper, and zippered hand pockets make the jacket both protective and functional.

ConAir InfinitiPro Hair Dryer

Regular Price: $49.99

Sale Price: $29.99

ConAir is one of the biggest names in hair and beauty, and the InfinitPro is an 1875 watt hair dryer designed for professionals with ceramic technology. The dryer comes with a diffuser and concentrator, and it allows you to blow out your hair just the way they would at the salon.

Deals the Experts Are Hoping For

Experts believe that Amazon’s Black Friday sale could linger for quite some time. It all started with the Prime Early Access sale on October 11 and 12. Previously, Amazon has offered the “Epic Deals” sale that ran through late October. 

This is to say that any sale could come up at any time. 

Even so, those monitoring Amazon are looking forward to a few potential deals, including:

  • Apple Watch
  • AirPods (any generation)
  • MacBook Pro
  • Large, underpriced TVs
  • Amazon Echo
  • More small home appliances (Dyson or Shark vacuums, Instant Pots, etc.) 

While these predictions are based on last year’s Amazon Black Friday Sale, it’s important to remember that most Black Friday sales are fairly consistent and push the products that are most likely to sell.

 

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