World Institute for Peace (WIP) is deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. On this sad occasion, we would like to express our deepest condolences to all members of the Royal Family, the government and the people of the United Kingdom.
This is a huge loss as Her Majesty was considered the mother of the nation. She held the throne for 70 years (this is the longest reign in history), and during this time, she developed a deep connection with her subjects. For decades, the Queen travelled the country listening to ordinary people so she could learn about the challenges they faced. She displayed obvious care for all of her subjects, and she took action to make their lives easier.
At age 96, the Queen has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure across the globe. Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change.
Her Majesty is such an advocate for world peace. In one of her visit to the UN, she pleaded for world peace where she laid a wreath in tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijackers slammed two airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 2011. Her Majesty was a remarkable Queen, who dedicated her entire life to the betterment of the nation and the people of United Kingdom. To bring peace and prosperity to the people of the United Kingdom, Her Majesty had devoted her life and worked tirelessly for improvement of life of the common people. There is no doubt that her Majesty’s wisdom and devotion were an enduring source of strength and comfort for the people in the great nation.
Her Majesty’s wise leadership and graciousness will be remembered by WIP forever, especially with regard to the fact that over 10 million foreign-born people living in the UK are still able to find refuge and security, and have been able to find decent work and care in the United Kingdom.
Rest in Peace Queen Elizabeth II. You’ll always be in our memory.
Lamina Kamiludeen Omotoyosi,
World Institute for Peace