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Former U.S. Presidents Pay Tribute To Queen Elizabeth

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All five living former U.S. Presidents were among those paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her death on Thursday. 

Here’s what they had to say:

Donald Trump: “What a grand and beautiful lady she was – there was nobody like her!”

Barack Obama: “Michelle and I were lucky enough to come to know Her Majesty, and she meant a great deal to us.”

George W. Bush: “a woman of great intellect, charm, and wit.”

Bill Clinton: “she led Britain through great transformations with unfailing grace, dignity, and genuine care for the welfare of all its people.”

Jimmy Carter: “Her dignity, graciousness, and sense of duty have been an inspiration”.

In a statement, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said the queen, “defined an era.”

“Queen Elizabeth II was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy who deepened the bedrock Alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States. She helped make our relationship special.”

Queen Elizabeth II met 14 different U.S. Presidents during her reign, dating back to Harry Truman in 1952.

 

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