Kaine Statement on Passing of Queen Elizabeth II
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II:
“Queen Elizabeth II was beloved by millions, and I mourn with the people of the United Kingdom today. Her Majesty visited Virginia in 2007 while I was Governor, two weeks after the Virginia Tech shooting, and she grieved with us then, giving us a moment to unite around during an incredibly difficult time. Her kindness and grace will be missed in the United Kingdom, in Virginia, and across the world.”
Queen Elizabeth II visited Virginia in 2007 for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. Kaine was serving as Governor of Virginia at the time, and he and his wife Anne hosted the Queen and Prince Philip in Richmond.