The world is in mourning after the devastating news on the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England yesterday.
Global broadcaster, the BBC reported yesterday’s afternoon hours about concerns raised by her doctor about her health condition. Her passing was sadly announced thereafter to the anticipation of a huge crowd that was gathered around the royal palace. Tributes then started flowing in from all around the world.
President Hage Geingob joined in the tributes, expressing his condolences saying “it is with a sense of deep sadness that I learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The passing away of Her Majesty after over 70 years of venerable reign, resonates across the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and indeed across the Commonwealth of Nations and the world at large.’’
Geingob describes Queen Elizabeth II as a hard worker and her dedication in service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth is testament, he said, adding that her commitment to service will continue to serve as an inspiration to current and future generations.
The President said that he has fond memories of Her Majesty during her outstanding reign, adding that he fondly recalls his own interactions with Her Majesty.
“During her visit to Namibia in 1991, I had the opportunity to take Her Majesty to Katutura. A year later, I met Her Majesty and she could recall vividly our exchange during her visit to Namibia,” Geingob remembers.
In 2017, the Head of State had the opportunity to pay a courtesy visit to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, recalling with fondness her friendly demeanour and her ability to affectionately share light moments.
He said the Queen will forever be remembered for her remarkable reign.
Geingob extended his heartfelt condolences during this period of grief, on behalf of the People and Government of the Republic of Namibia, to the People and Government of the United Kingdom and the Royal Family.
“May God be with His Majesty King Charles II, the People of the United Kingdom, the Royal Family and friends, offering them comfort during this time of mourning. May the soul of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II rest in eternal peace,” Geingob sympathised.