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Former President Trump said spending time with Queen Elizabeth II was one of the most “extraordinary honors of my life” and called her “indispensable”.
Trump made the statement in a statement to the Daily Mail published on Saturday.
The statement comes after Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday aged 96.
“The times we spent with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle are memories that Melania and I will cherish for the rest of our lives,” Trump said.
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Trump met Queen Elizabeth II in July 2018 at Windsor Castle with First Lady Melania Trump and met again in June 2019 at Buckingham Palace.
He wrote in the op-ed that few people in history “have more fully exemplified the traits of dignity, steadfastness, determination, duty and patriotic devotion.”
Even as Queen Elizabeth II saw the United Kingdom, as Trump says, through numerous challenges such as the Cold War, the Blitz in London, Brexit, COVID and more, “she was always there for her people.”
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“In the face of all adversity, she embodied the uniquely British quality of firm and quiet resolve,” Trump said. “The qualities that served Queen Elizabeth so well as monarch also endeared her to the hearts of countless people around the world.”
Trump also wrote that Queen Elizabeth II “was respected and loved by the American people like few other figures in modern times.”
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After Queen Elizabeth II died, Charles III was formally proclaimed king during a meeting of the Council of Accession on Saturday.
Trump said King Charles III “will be a great and excellent successor to his beloved mother.”
The Associated Press and Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.