“We bid farewell to a woman, a mother, the Queen and a European head of state,” Hungarian President Katalin Novák wrote on Thursday in response to news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Novák wrote on Facebook that she was “deeply shocked” to learn of the death of Queen Elizabeth, and she expressed her heart-felt condolences to members of the royal family.
“It is with heavy heart and respect that we bid farewell to one of the 20th century’s most decisive figures in British and European history. We Hungarians learned much from Elizabeth II, who stood for the nation and the family,” Novák wrote. “We will keep the memory of Elizabeth in our hearts!”
The Queen died peacefully in the 97th year of her life in the 71st year of her reign at her summer residence of Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her eldest son, Charles, assumes the throne.