The 96-year-old died “peacefully” Thursday afternoon at Balmoral Castle, her estate in the Scottish Highlands, where she was surrounded by her family, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
Biden, who met with the queen at Windsor Castle last year on his first overseas trip as president, mourned her passing in a lengthy statement released by the White House.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era,” Biden said. “In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her.”
President Donald Trump met with the queen twice during his one term in office. Barack Obama met with her four times during his two-term presidency.
The queen’s last visit to the United States was in 2007, when President George W. Bush welcomed Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to the White House.
“Our two nations hold fundamental values in common," Bush said during their visit. "We honor our traditions and our shared history."
The only U.S. president during her reign not to meet with the queen in person was Lyndon Johnson, who was sworn in after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963.
In 1961, Queen Elizabeth hosted a lavish royal ball for Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy at Buckingham Palace.
Her meetings with U.S. presidents predated her becoming queen.
President Harry Truman hosted then-Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, in Washington, D.C., in 1951, a year before she ascended the throne.
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Johnson was the only U.S. president not to meet the queen, although he did host her sister, Princess Margaret, at the White House.
MEMBERS of the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office’s Emergency Medical Services attend to a woman who was struck by a motorcycle along Katipunan Street in Barangay Tisay on Sunday morning, October 2, 2022.The victim, who has yet to be identified, was walking when the incident happened.The motorcycle was driven by Mark Delia, a resident of the barangay.He and his motorcycle were brought to the Labangon Police Station for record purposes. (BBT, PJB)
“We are in the middle of an economic crisis where inflation will again reach record highs, public debt has breached PHP13 trillion, and millions of Filipinos are reeling from the effects of typhoon Karding. So why does the President think it’s okay to take a private jet to Singapore to watch the return of the F1 Grand Prix?”
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 floated the idea of establishing an office in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) dedicated to all concerns connected to the West Philippine Sea, saying simply raising diplomatic protests is not enough to assert the country’s rights in the disputed waters.“Instead of just promoting the arbitral awards, shouldn’t we actually establish a West Philippine Sea office in DFA?” Cayetano told DFA officials in a manifestation at the Senate Committee
Social media posts warn of a colourful caterpillar whose sting purportedly killed two people after it infested farmland in India. The claim is false; the posts show photos of a man and a boy fatally struck by lightning, not stung by a caterpillar. An entomologist said that while human contact with the creature could result in painful skin irritation, there had been no reports of it killing people."An insect whose sting can instantly kill people has infested the fields," reads a Hindi-language Fa
“Red-tagging” labels individuals or groups as members or sympathizers of the left-wing insurgency, exposing them to the risks of harassment, bodily harm and death from counterinsurgency entities and vigilantes operating with government collusion.According to a May 5, 2022 article posted by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a US-based non-profit organization exposing global violations of the freedom of the press, red-tagging was already carried out against critics of the administration
ONE of the 54 trainees of the Lapu-Lapu City Manpower and Human Development Center (MHDC) has tested positive for illegal drug use.The City of Lapu-Lapu Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, led by its executive director Garry Lao, conducted a surprise drug test among the trainees on Monday morning, October 3, 2022.Lao said he will leave it to the MHDC to decide on the fate of the male trainee who tested positive since he is not a City Hall employee.SunStar Cebu has reached out to MHDC head Mari
A CASUAL employee of Cebu City Hall has reportedly died of a heart attack after learning that his employment contract would not be renewed by the city government.Jerry Lauron, 51, a resident of Barangay Bacayan, died on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, a few hours after he was informed that he would no longer have a job on Monday.His brother, Cambinocot Barangay Captain Reynald Lauron, confirmed to SunStar Cebu Monday, Oct. 3, that Jerry was emotionally affected after hearing about his impending unemployme
LEO Cortes used to be a cook for a hotel along Gorordo Ave. in Cebu City.But in the four months since Major Efren Diaz Jr. became chief of the Parian Police Station, his name always cropped up during investigations involving illegal drugs.This prompted Diaz to hatch a plan to capture the 32-year-old resident of L. Flores Street in Barangay Pasil.At Saturday dawn, Oct. 2, 2022, Cortes was arrested during a buy-bust on General Echavez St. in Barangay Lorega San Miguel by operatives of the Parian P
A TUGBOAT captain was arrested on Sunday dawn, Oct. 2, 2022, after he was caught in the act of bringing a 16-year-old girl to a motel on Mantawi Drive, Barangay Subangdaku in Mandaue City.Macarlito Culanag, 54, a resident of Barangay Canlumacad, Santander town in southern Cebu, was arrested during an entrapment operation conducted by operatives of the Subangdaku Police Station.Cunalag was arrested just as he was about to check in at a drive-by inn with Tanya (real name withheld).Maj. Romeo Caaco
THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will reportedly extend assistance to more than 4,000 retrenched workers from different companies in Lapu-Lapu City.This was disclosed by City Councilor Annabeth Cuizon to SunStar Cebu Monday, October 3, 2022, a day after their meeting with DSWD Undersecretary for Inclusive and Sustainable Peace Alan Tanjusay on Sunday, October 2.In a social media post of DSWD, the regional office said it will be “the lead agency in this multi-stakeholders a
With the rise of social media, book recommendations have become incredibly creative. The book community is thriving more than ever and people from different parts of the world can now connect with each other, share their passion and love for books at a click away.Book recommendations, usually done on TikTok trends, have become an easy and succinct way of people sharing their recommended reads on the internet. One of the ways that people online are doing this is sharing their favorite quotes or d
ENVIRONMENTAL networks urged the Cebu City Government to ditch the construction of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility and shift to renewable energy during their biking event on Sunday, October 2, 2022.Around 40 participants rode their bikes from the Plaza Independencia to Fuente Osmeña to express their opposition to the recently approved WTE incineration facility and the proposed 300-megawatt liquefied natural gas power plant.Members of cause-oriented groups Asian People's Movement on Debt and Dev
The mega twin celebrations in Cebu were the 50th anniversary of Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital and the birthday of Dr. Yong Larrazabal.Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino glittered with the presence of the Larrazabal family and all the administration and staff of all the Cebu Doctors’ branches. The ceremonial citations of achievements of one of the leading medical institutions in the country were interspersed with musical numbers led by Donna Cruz Larrazabal, whom Dr. Yong called his “endle
THE Board of Directors of JG Summit Capital Services Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings Inc., approved during its Friday meeting on Sept. 30, 2022 the execution of an agreement between the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and JG Capital and Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. for the merger of BPI and Robinsons Bank Corp. (RBC) with BPI emerging as the surviving entity subject to shareholders and regulatory approvals.RBC shareholders will collectively hold approximately six pe