Nepal President, PM pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

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Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have expressed condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.  

President Bhandari reached the British embassy in Kathmandu to express her condolences on Friday.  “Humbled to receive the Rt Honorable President @PresidentofNP to make the first entry in the Condolence Book today. A poignant moment for the UK in Nepal,” Nicola Pollit mentioned in her Tweet.

Queen Elizabeth, the longest-serving British monarch, passed away on Thursday. She was 96.

“It is with great sadness I have received the news of her passing away. Queen Elizabeth II distinguished herself with duty, honor and service. The Queen is fondly remembered in Nepal for her two important state visits in 1961 and 1986,” said Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in his tweet.

PM Deuba admired the queen for her grace and simplicity and respect for other cultures. “The grace, simplicity and respect for other cultures and humanity are the qualities for which the Nepalese people fondly remember the Queen. In her death, Nepal has also lost a great admirer of the country and its people. I express deepest condolences to the Royal Family,” he has written on Twitter.

“We are grateful for your condolences and thoughts at this sad time. As you say, Nepal has lost a great admirer. Our two countries remember her visits to Nepal with pride and fondness,” mentioned the British ambassador acknowledging PM’s condolence.

Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral castle in Scotland after reigning for 70 years.