Trump says spending time with Queen Elizabeth II was an ‘extraordinary’ honor – Fox News

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

Trump made the statement in an op-ed for the Daily Mail published on Saturday.

The op-ed comes after Queen Elizabeth II died 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 Melania and I will cherish for the rest of our lives,” Trump said. 

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First lady Melania Trump, left, stands as Queen Elizabeth II smiles while talking with President Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London.

First lady Melania Trump, left, stands as Queen Elizabeth II smiles while talking 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 met again in June 2019 at Buckingham Palace.

He wrote in the op-ed that few people in history “have more fully exemplified the traits of dignity, steadfastness, resolve, duty, and patriotic devotion.”

Even as Queen Elizabeth II saw the United Kingdom, as Trump states, through multiple challenges such as the Cold War, the Blitz of London, Brexit, COVID, and more, “she was always there for her people.”

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II raised a glass with US President Donald Trump during a state banquet in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019 

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II raised a glass with US President Donald Trump during a state banquet in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019  (Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

“In the face of all adversity, she embodied the uniquely British attribute of a firm and quiet resolve,” Trump said. “The qualities that served Queen Elizabeth so well as monarch also endeared her to the hearts of countless people all over the world.”

Trump also wrote that Queen Elizabeth II “was respected and beloved by the American People like few other figures in modern times.”

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Queen Elizabeth II shows items in the Royal Gifts collection to first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London.

Queen Elizabeth II shows items in the Royal Gifts collection to first lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump at Buckingham Palace, Monday, June 3, 2019, in London. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

After Queen Elizabeth II died, Charles III was formally proclaimed as king during a meeting by the Accession Council on Saturday.

Trump said that King Charles III “will be a great and outstanding successor to his cherished mother.”

The Associated Press and Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.

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