On Thursday afternoon, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at age 96.

On Thursday afternoon, Queen Elizabeth II passed away at age 96.

Many world leaders took to social media to pay their respects.

U.S. President Joe Biden released a lengthy statement on social media.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a monarch. She defined an era,” he wrote.

Barack and Michelle Obama said they were “grateful to have witnessed Her Majesty’s dedicated leadership.”

George W. Bush released a lengthy statement, reading, “Our world benefitted from her steady resolve.”

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau tweeted, “Canadians will always remember and cherish Her Majesty’s wisdom, compassion, and warmth.”

French President Emmanuel Macron said he will “remember her as a friend of France.”

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy extended his prayers for her “irreparable loss.”