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Prime Minister Draghi’s condolence message on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

8 Settembre 2022

The President of the Council of Ministers, Mario Draghi, expresses deepest sympathy on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Queen Elizabeth has been a key figure in world history over the last seventy years. She represented the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with poise, wisdom and respect for the institutions and for democracy. She was the most beloved symbol of her country and garnered respect, affection and fondness all over the world. She ensured stability in times of crisis and kept the value of tradition alive in a society undergoing continuous and profound change.

Her spirit of service, her dedication to the United Kingdom and to the Commonwealth and the immense dignity with which she carried out her role for such a long time have been an endless source of admiration for generations.  Our heartfelt condolences go to the Royal Family and the governments and all citizens of the United Kingdom and the countries of the Commonwealth.

[Courtesy translation]