Statement on the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

No matter your position on the British monarchy, the passing of Queen Elizabeth II is a historic moment. The world has changed immensely since her coronation on June 2, 1953, when Winston Churchill was the prime minister and Dwight Eisenhower was the president, two heroes of World War II. Many prime ministers, popes and presidents have come and gone over the past seven decades, and during that time, Elizabeth II symbolized stability. The days and weeks ahead will be equally historic for the United Kingdom and the world.