Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Prince Philip during their visit in the United Staes. Photo from a public appearances in New York City, October, 1957. Photographer: Angelo Rizzuto.
My Statement on the Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
On behalf of the institute and our community, I express my heartfelt sympathy to the Royal Family on their very great personal loss and offer my deepest condolences to the British people on the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty served the British people with exceptional dignity, and people all around the world could feel a personal and immediate connection — whether by listening to her steadying messages during the months of lockdown or watching her regular Christmas speeches addressing the nation.
In one of her recent Christmas messages, she remembered the words of Mother Teresa, and quoted her saying: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love”.
Today, my thoughts are with the people of the United Kingdom, our large Albanian community that calls Britain home, and I join so many who are mourning her passing and celebrating her life.