EU chief pays tribute to Queen who ‘spoke to the soul of the world’

The Queen was a “legend” with the power to speak “to the soul of the whole world”, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said. She said the Queen “found the right words for every moment in time” - from her comments during the Second World War to her message during the Covid-19 pandemic. In a major speech in Strasbourg, Ms von der Leyen said: “As we look around at the state of the world today, it can often feel like there is a fading away of what once seemed so permanent."