Kamla Persad extends warm greetings to Queen Elizabeth II on her 96th birthday

Hailing the queen, Bissessar stated that since Her Majesty's accession in 1952, which saw her become the longest-serving British Monarch, she has dedicated much of her time to many meaningful, charitable and enlightening projects to develop not only the Commonwealth but other regions of the Global Community.

Kamla Persad extends warm greetings to Queen Elizabeth II on her 96th birthday
Kamla Persad extends warm greetings to Queen Elizabeth II on her 96th birthday

Trinidad and Tobago: Opposition leader and former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad Bissessar extended warm wishes to Queen Elizabeth II on the recent celebration of her 96th birthday with a heartfelt message. 

While pouring wishes to Quenne Elizebeth II, Kamla Persad noted, “As the Leader of the Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago as well as the first Female Leader to serve as Commonwealth Chair in Office in 2011, I extend warm wishes to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on the recent celebration of her 96th birthday.”

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“I join voices around our Commonwealth and indeed throughout our Global Community to thank and acknowledge the gracious work, impactful contributions and inspiring moments Her Majesty has shared with us all over the decades.”

Hailing the queen, Bissessar stated that since Her Majesty’s accession in 1952, which saw her become the longest-serving British Monarch, she has dedicated much of her time to many meaningful, charitable and enlightening projects to develop not only the Commonwealth but other regions of the Global Community.

“As Her Majesty also celebrates another major milestone, marking Her Platinum Jubilee this year, I am grateful to not only have met Her Majesty while I served as Commonwealth Chair in Office, such as during our Heads of Government Meeting in Australia 2011 but to have worked on meaningful projects”, Opposition leaders underscored. 

She expressed pleasure for getting the chance to work with her and said that In 2011, it was an honour to work with other Commonwealth Nations, inspired by Her Majesty, to remove the rules which gave male heirs precedence to the Throne over their sisters in succession. Her Majesty’s tenure has shown that such a rule was obsolete and irrelevant because neither gender nor age deterred her after becoming queen as a young girl aged 25.

“Few global figures have stood alongside Leaders from different nations and backgrounds as Her Majesty. Even fewer global figures are known and well respected across generations as is Her Majesty. Over the last 70 years, she has shared many beautiful moments with the world for which we are grateful,” she added. 

Last year Her Majesty would have faced the sorrow of losing her beloved husband, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. However, her strength to carry on valiantly despite this loss has moved us all.

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Extending a greeting to her, Kamla Persad Bissessar emphasized, “On behalf of Trinidad and Tobago’s Opposition as well as the United National Congress, I pray for God’s richest blessings and offer sincere best wishes for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as well as offer sincere congratulations to our friends within the United Kingdom on this special occasion.”