Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio issue the following statements on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom:

“We join the Island of Guam and the United Kingdom in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose service as a revered monarch carved out the modern heart and soul of her country,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “All told, Queen Elizabeth II met 14 American presidents and one Governor of Guam during her devoted reign when she joined her beloved Prince Philip with Governor Ricardo Bordallo and First Lady Madeleine Bordallo for a brief meeting on our beautiful island in 1975 — a piece of history honorably preserved in our Guam Museum. The thoughts and prayers of the people of Guam are with the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, as we send our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.”

“Last year, our island twice welcomed the British Carrier Strike Group 21 and the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, showcasing our continuing commitment today to foster global alliances and support the regional exercises that strengthen our national security,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “As we prepare to commemorate 21 years since the tragedies of 9/11, we reflect on the Queen’s response and solidarity in her reminder to the world that ‘Grief is the price we pay for love.’ Today, as we find ourselves on the road to recovery, we draw inspiration from her legacy of stability and her spirit of hope in the most testing of times.”


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