Al-Azhar grand imam says Queen Elizabeth ‘dedicated her life to serving her nation and people’

Ahram Online , Friday 9 Sep 2022

Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, has offered his condolences to the British Royal Family, government, and the people of the United Kingdom for the death of Queen Elizabeth II, saying the late royal "dedicated her life to serving her nation and people."

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"I offer my deepest condolences to His Majesty King Charles, the Royal family, and the British people on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II," El-Tayyeb tweeted on Friday.

"Her Majesty was such a unique, committed and deeply respected head of state. She dedicated her life to serving her nation and people," he added.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and the Coptic Orthodox Church also mourned the late queen yesterday.

In July 2018, El-Tayyeb met Queen elizabeth at Windsor Castle during his visit official visit to the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest serving monarch passed away Thursday afternoon at the age of 96 at Scotland’s Balmoral Castle after reigning for 70 years.

Her son, the 73-year-old Prince of Wales Charles, was immediately crowned King Charles III.

In November 2021, the then-prince visited Egypt along with his wife Camilla Parker in his his third visit to the country after previous visits in 2006 and 1981.

During the visit, Charles met with President El-Sisi, held talks with Egyptian officials to discuss British-Egyptian cooperation in the field of climate change, and also met with El-Tayyeb to discuss cooperation to promote religious tolerance.

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