“We join the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, a global icon who represented the finest qualities of her nation and people.
“Her incredible lifetime of service and duty to the United Kingdom is unparalleled in our modern world.”
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
“Now as night falls
you will hear the voice
of our Sovereign herself,
crowned in our history
and enthroned for ever in our hearts.
Let it not be thought
that the age of chivalry belongs to the past.
Here at the summit of our world wide community
is a Lady whom we respect because she is our Queen
and whom we love because she is herself.
‘Gracious’ and ‘noble’ are words familiar to us all
in courtly phrasing.
Tonight they have a new ring in them
because we know they are true
about the gleaming figure whom Providence
has brought to us –
and brought to us
in times where the present is hard
and the future veiled.
It is our dearest hope
that The Queen will be happy
and our resolve – unswerving –
that her reign shall be as glorious
as her devoted subjects can help her to make it.
We pray to have rulers who serve,
for nations who comfort each other,
and for peoples who thrive and prosper –
free from fear.
May God grant us these blessings.
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA
… for everything
The UAE government marked the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by its lowering of flags to half mast throughout the United Arab Emirates, and its embassies worldwide, during a three-day period of mourning between Friday 9th September 2022 and Sunday 12th September 2022. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan GCMG, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, issued the call to mourning through the Presidential Court, issuing his country’s condolences to King Charles III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Head of the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth encompasses 54 countries and 2.5 billion people – a third of all humanity.
Great Britain and the United Arab Emirates are linked through a special relationship that has developed through the history of the Trucial States [الإمارات المتصالحة] from 1820 and its powerfully expressed form today which has evolved since the formation of the United Arab Emirates in 1971.
Some today refer to London as the “Eighth Emirate”.
The United Arab Emirates is the only country in the world in which Britain is represented by two embassies in the same country.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Head of the Commonwealth
21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022
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