President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. condoled with the United Kingdom on Friday following the passing of its longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II.
Marcos Jr. paid tribute to the Queen, who died at Balmoral Castle on Thursday, saying she exemplified "a true monarch's great dignity, commitment to duty, and devotion to all those in her realm."
"The world has lost a true figure of majesty in what she demonstrated throughout her life and throughout her reign as Queen," he said.
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Marcos said Filipinos, particularly those living and working in England, have developed a "great sense of affection" for Elizabeth II.
Throughout her reign, Elizabeth II has become a symbol of stability in Britain and around the world as humanity forged through global upheavals with many going through life with her as the only monarch they knew.