Samoa has joined the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Samoa has joined the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Head of State – Afioga i le Ao Mamalu o le Malo, Tuimaleali’ifano Va’aletoa Sualauvi II expressed on behalf of the government and the people of Samoa, deepest condolences to His Majesty King Charles III for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II yesterday.
A statement issued by the Samoa Government by Le Afioga i le Ao Mamalu “Her Majesty’s reign represented strength, stability and inspired leadership, and in a rapidly changing world and challenges, Her Majesty’s selfless service was a constant point of wisdom and courage for the people of Samoa.
“Her Majesty will be warmly remembered for her dedication, unwavering support and immeasurable contribution to the development and advancement of the people of Samoa, the Pacific region, and the Commonwealth family alike.” 
The Head of State also extended Samoa’s prayers of comfort to the Royal Family, people, and the Government of the United Kingdom during this time of sorrow.
The late Queen Elizabeth lies in State to await her funeral service. She was 96 years old. Her majesty is the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Overseas media reports that her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday.

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will lead the country in mourning as the new King and head of state for 14 Commonwealth realms.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. All the Queen’s children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision.

Her grandson, Prince William, is also there, with his brother, Prince Harry, on his way.