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Cuban president Diaz-Canel mourns Queen Elizabeth’s death

Queen Elizabeth's death has left millions in sorrow, and the Cuban president has shared his thoughts on this loss

On Thursday, September 8th, the world was in shock and grief after the death of the longest-reigning British monarch, the day of the Queen's death came to be, Queen Elizabeth II's rule lasted seven decades, but at the age of 96, her era came to an end.

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Her death has distressed the members of the Royal Family, the people of her kingdom, and millions around the world. In fact, even the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has mourned this devastating loss.

Here’s all you need to know about the Queen's death related to Diaz-Canel

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Queen Elizabeth II was born in 1926 to the Duke and Duchess of York. However, she didn't ascend to the throne until 1937. In 1937, after her uncle's disreputable abdication, King George VI was crowned King.

Her Majesty passed away Thursday, after reigning over Britain for the longest time. Queen Elizabeth II’s demise occurred seven months after she celebrated the 70th anniversary of her succession to the throne.

Queen Elizabeth II was married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Her Majesty had four children, including Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. After the Queen’s death, Prince Charles ascended to the throne to carry on Queen Elizabeth II's legacy.

Having led an exemplary life, Her Majesty saw Britain's rise and transformation from a war-struck declining nation to a modern, culturally diverse one that held their dear Queen in high esteem.

What did the Cuban president say?

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Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel grieved Queen Elizabeth II’s death and expressed his deepest condolences to His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Royal Family, and the British government on behalf of the Cuban government and people.

Diaz-Canel also declared official mourning on Friday, September 9th until midnight to mourn this great loss. In his statement on National TV, the Cuban president shared that the Queen had a respectful relationship with Cuba and played a major role in bringing both countries' people together.

During the official mourning period, the Cuban national flag was hoisted at half-mast in military facilities and public buildings.

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