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EU chief offers ‘prayers’ for ‘legend’ Queen Elizabeth II

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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday hailed Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as a symbol of Europe’s shared history and offered “thoughts and prayers” for the monarch.

“My thoughts and my prayers are with her. And she represents the whole history of the Europe that is our common home, with our British friends,” von der Leyen told a news conference in Rotterdam.

“She has given to all of us in all these years — always — stability, confidence. She has shown an immense amount of courage. She is a legend in my eyes.”


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