The Prime Minister of Canada issued a statement following the death of Elizabeth II

The Prime Minister of Canada issued a statement following the death of Elizabeth II

Canada has declared a 10-day mourning period.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined world leaders Thursday to offer condolences to the British royal family on the death of Queen Elizabeth, whose passing at age 96 marks the end of an entire era.

Trudeau made the announcement in Vancouver, where he held a three-day cabinet meeting. Canada declared a 10-day mourning period and lowered the flag on parliamentary buildings.

In his speech, Trudeau spoke of the mutual respect and deep affection between the queen and Canadians and expressed his feelings:

"She was one of my favorite people in the world, and I will miss her very much."

In the 70 years of her reign, the queen visited Canada more times than any other country: 23 times on royal tours.

Canada ceased to be a British colony in 1867 and withdrew from the British Empire in 1982. Nevertheless, it is still a member of the Commonwealth of the former Empire, where the British monarch is head of state.

Prince Charles automatically becomes king of the United Kingdom and head of the other 14 kingdoms, including Canada. He has already announced that he will rule under the name Charles the Third.

Queen Elizabeth passed away on Thursday, September 8, around noon. The announcement was posted on the gates of the castle in Scotland, where she spent her last days.

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