Trump says spending time with Queen Elizabeth II was an ‘exceptional’ honor

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Former President Trump said that spending time with Queen Elizabeth II It was one of the most “extraordinary honors of my life” and she called it “indispensable”.

Trump made the remark in a Daily Mail op-ed published on Saturday.

The comes the opening After the death of Queen Elizabeth II at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday at the age of 96.

“The times we spent with the Queen at Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle are memories that Melania will cherish and cherish for the rest of our lives,” Trump said.

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First Lady Melania Trump, left, stands as Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she speaks with President Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump met Queen Elizabeth II in July 2018 at Windsor Castle With First Lady Melania Trump and they met again in June 2019 at Buckingham Palace.

In his editorial, he wrote, few people in history “totally represented the traits of dignity, steadfastness, determination, duty, and patriotic devotion.”

Even when Queen Elizabeth II saw the UK, Trump says, through multiple challenges like the Cold War, the loss of London, Brexit, the coronavirus, and more, she “always been there for her people.”

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“In the face of all adversity, I have embodied the uniquely British quality of steadfast and calm determination,” Trump said. “Qualities that have served Queen Elizabeth as well as the Queen have also made her endeared to the hearts of countless people around the world.”

Trump also wrote Queen Elizabeth II “was respected and loved by the American people as few other figures of modern times.”

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Queen Elizabeth II displays items in the royal gift set for First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London.

Queen Elizabeth II displays items in the royal gift set for First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles III was officially declared king during a meeting of the Accession Council on Saturday.

Trump said King Charles III “would be a great and special successor to his dear mother.”

The Associated Press and Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.

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