It is with great sadness that the FW de Klerk Foundation has learned of the passing of Great Britain’s longest serving monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Foundation expresses its sincere condolences to the Royal family, the people of Great Britain and member nations of the Commonwealth.

Her life as a monarch as well as her role in the British constitutional system serves as a unique example of dignity, duty and decency. Her lifelong dedication to public service demands the highest respect and admiration. Throughout her more than seven decade long reign, especially in difficult times of crisis, her leadership provided the nation and the world with a sense of stability, confidence and continuity. Her legacy will live on and shall inspire us all.