On Thursday, just minutes after Buckingham Palace announced that Queen Elizabeth II had died at the age of 96, former President Donald Trump paid tribute to her.
“Melania and I are very sad to hear that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has died,” he said on his TruthSocial platform.
“Along with our family and fellow Americans, we send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom during this time of great sadness and grief.”
“Queen Elizabeth’s long and important rule brought peace and prosperity to Great Britain in a huge way.”
Trump met the Queen twice while he was president. The first time was for tea at Windsor Castle in 2018, and the second time was during a full state visit the next year.
“May God bless the Queen, and may she rule in our hearts forever,” he said as he left.