As soon as the Buckingham Palace confirmed that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had died peacefully at her estate in Balmoral, Scotland, several took to Twitter and other social media handles to express their deepest sympathies.
Among these were prominent people who had their roots in Goa and played a key role in governances of various nations across the globe.
Goan-origin Suella Braverman who was recently appointed as the United Kingdom's new Home Secretary tweeted a photograph with a deep message that said, “I share the profound sadness expressed by the Prime Minister – and felt across the Commonwealth and throughout the whole world – at the death of Her Majesty the Queen…”
Braverman also highlighted how the Queen will be remembered as one of the greatest figures in history. At the same time how her devotion when it came to commitment and duty set an example to the world. She had prayed for Queen's full and swift recovery.
Few hours before the death of the Queen, Braverman had retweeted Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Liz Truss, who tweeted, "The whole country will be deeply concerned by the news from Buckingham Palace this lunchtime. My thoughts - and the thoughts of people across our United Kingdom - are with Her Majesty The Queen and her family at this time."
Former MP Keith Vaz, who represented Leicester East from 1987 to 2019 and served as chairman of the prestigious home affairs committee, retweeted a tweet by Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures.
Jackson tweet read as "It is with profound sadness to learn about the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire @RoyalFamily"
"...Her 70-year long reign has marked British history since the Second World War..." tweeted Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa who has Goan roots from his father's side.
He expressed his deepest condolences through the tweet: "It is with sadness that we learn the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her 70-year long reign has marked British history since the Second World War. My sincere condolences to the Royal Family and to the people of the United Kingdom."
Queen Elizabeth II came to power in the year 1952 and during her 70-year reign, she visited India thrice --1961, 1983 and 1997.