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Following the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday afternoon, messages of condolences poured in from leaders all across the globe.
Newly appointed British Prime Minister Liz Truss addressed reporters outside of the official residence of the prime minister, 10 Downing Street.
“We’re all devastated by the news that we have just heard from Balmoral. The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world,” Truss began.
“Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built. Our country has grown and flourished under her reign. Britain is the great country it is today because of her.
Truss later added, “She was the very spirit of Great Britain, and that spirit will endure.”
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