Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has mourned the passing of the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, with a stunning tribute.
Dr Bawumia described the late monarch as a “staunch advocate of global development and a beacon for peace” across the globe.
The tribute comes after the British monarch passed away on Thursday, September 7th 2022.
“With great sadness, I have learnt of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The affectionate Queen of the United Kingdom, and Head of the Commonwealth of which Ghana is a member. In her seven-decade-long reign, she was a staunch advocate of global development and a beacon of peace,” Dr Bawumia wrote.
“I extend on behalf of my wife and family, condolences to King Charles III, The Queen Consort, the Royal Family, the United Kingdom, and the entire Commonwealth. Fare thee well HRM Elizabeth II”
Queen Elizabeth passes away
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK‘s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.
The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.
With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.
“The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”