Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral Palace. He died on Thursday (September 8) at the age of 96 after ruling for seventy years. The legendary Brazilian footballer Pele gave an emotional post about Queen’s death.
On his verified Facebook account, Pele has posted 4 pictures with Elizabeth II. In the caption, he wrote, ‘I have been a huge fan of Queen Elizabeth II ever since I first saw her in person. He came to Brazil in 1968 to witness his love for football. At that time Rani saw the magic of Maracana.’
The King of Football wrote, ‘A few years later Queen Elizabeth II generously awarded me the Order of the British Empire, the UK’s highest honour. His actions will forever be remembered.’
Pele also wrote, ‘On this sad day I share this memory. Sending my love and prayers to the British Royal Family and all friends in the UK.’
Incidentally, Queen Elizabeth II was the queen of 15 states, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent.
Before her death, she was the longest-reigning female head of state in world history and the world’s oldest living head of state, the longest-reigning monarch among living monarchs, and the oldest and longest-serving head of state among current heads of state.
Meanwhile, according to Reuters news, after the death of the queen, her son Charles became the new king. He will be formally known as King Charles III. Such an announcement was made on Thursday night. He will soon address the bereaved citizens.