Hungarian President Katalin Novák traveled to London to attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. “The world is mourning a leader who dedicated her whole life to the service of her nation,” she wrote.
The Hungarian head of state wrote on Facebook on Sunday that she traveled to London with her husband to pay their respects “on behalf of the Hungarian people to Queen Elizabeth II at her coffin as she lies in state at Westminster Hall.”
“Albeit we have not met in person, I admired her for her courage, wisdom, and service to her nation. God rest her soul!”,
the President wrote.
“It was moving to join the people bidding a fond farewell to the Queen at the coffin of Elizabeth II,” Katalin Novák posted later on Sunday.
“The world is mourning a leader who dedicated her whole life to the service of her nation. We have lost a leader for whom her Christian faith was a day-to-day reality. A leader who could remain calm, measured, wise and dignified in the most difficult situations. Someone who knew what a treasure peace is,” the President wrote on Monday afternoon. “We Hungarians are grateful to her also because she understood us and accepted and respected the different historical, geographical and cultural characteristics of nations. World leaders have now, on her final journey, bowed their heads to Queen Elizabeth one last time. We strive to remain worthy of her legacy,” she added.
On September 8, Katalin Novák expressed her condolences to King Charles III. “It is with sadness and respect that we bid farewell to one of the most influential figures in 20th century British and European history. We Hungarians have learned much in standing up for nation and family from Queen Elizabeth II. We will cherish Her Majesty’s memory in our hearts,” she wrote.
Featured photo via Facebook/Novák Katalin