Leaders and public figures in Latin America say goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II
Artists and politicians across Latin America have sent messages of solidarity to the royal family.
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Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the world has sent its condolences and messages of support for the Royal Family. In Latin America, the first leader to mourn the news was the president of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso.
"Appalled at the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, whose long life and dedication to the service of her people go down in history as an exemplary reign, I send my condolences to her children and grandchildren, the royal family, the Government and the people of the United Kingdom. Peace on her grave," he wrote on Twitter.
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, expressed on Twitter his "condolences to the royal family, the United Kingdom and the British people."
"Peace to her Soul!" he added.
Similarly, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, also sent his condolences to the family and friends of the Royal Family. As well as the former president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, whom she once invited to the U.K.: "We deeply regret the death of Queen Elizabeth II. During her successful reign she was always very special with Colombia. Our sincere condolences to the royal family and the British people."
Other celebrities such as Peruvian host Bruno Pinasco, posted a message on Instagram revealing that he had the opportunity to see her while he was working in London. The presenter also posted a photo of Queen Elizabeth II.
"The end of an era. 96 years and 70 on the throne. I was able to see her twice at work events in London, mind you I'm not saying I met her by any stretch of the imagination, but I was present at events she attended as monarch, and I could see her from a few feet away. Her presence was imposing as well as the devotion of the English people to her, she had great determination to serve the nation," he wrote.
Likewise, renowned photographer Mario Testino joined the long list of reactions and shared an extensive statement, sharing some anecdotes as the official photographer of the English monarchy. Thanks to his work, he was honored in 2014 by the deceased queen
"My deepest condolences to the Royal Family, the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. I moved to London in 1976 and have since witnessed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's devotion and loyalty to her country and people. Having been fortunate enough to document some magical moments for the Royal Family, I have also witnessed her dedication to her family, which has made me respect and appreciate her legacy even more. She will always be in our hearts," reads Testino's message.