Lovell pays respects on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, acknowledged as the ‘Matriarch of Democracy’

Condolences continue to be offered to the Royal Family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, September 8, in the United Kingdom.

Harold Lovell, Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), joins other politicians in paying tribute to Antigua and Barbuda’s Head of State, described as the “Matriarch of Democracy.”

Lovell says the Queen’s passing marks the end of an era and, at the same time, is historic.

Also sending condolences to the Royal Family and the British people are Governor-General Sir Rodney Williams, who is the Queen’s representative, and Prime Minister Gaston Browne on behalf of the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda.

On Thursday, September 8, the flag was lowered at the Office of the Prime Minister and will remain at half-mast until after the Queen’s burial.

Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-serving monarch and spent seven decades on the throne. Her eldest son has succeeded her and will now be addressed as King Charles III.