North Korea's Kim Jong-un joins tributes to the Queen

North Korea's Kim Jong-un joins tributes to the Queen

06/02/2022

Even North Korea’s Kim Jong-un pays tribute to the Queen as world leaders including Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron hail Her Majesty on Platinum Jubilee

  • North Korea joined countries across the world in paying tribute to the Queen 
  • Kim Jong-un, leader of the Asian nation, sent a letter congratulating Her Majesty 
  • US President Joe Biden led world leaders in praising the long reigning monarch

Kim Jong-un was among the world leaders, global icons and religious leaders who paid tribute to the Queen yesterday, hailing her tireless dedication to duty.

Presidents, prime ministers, pop stars and sporting legends all came together to congratulate her on 70 years of service.

Even North Korea’s rogue leader Kim Jong-un sent a letter to the Queen. The state’s foreign ministry confirmed on its website that Mr Kim sent a letter congratulating the Queen and the British people. 

North Korea and Britain established diplomatic relations in 2000 and have maintained embassies in each other’s capitals despite a steady decline in relations.

Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, congratulated the Queen on the first day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

US President Joe Biden led the rest of the plaudits, saying: ‘For 70 years, you have inspired people with your selfless devotion and service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Throughout your reign, the relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States has grown stronger and closer than ever.’

French president Emmanuel Macron described the Queen as ‘the golden thread that binds our two countries’.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson even included a dash of Latin in a congratulatory tweet, saying: ‘The whole country, Commonwealth and world thank you for your unwavering duty and service. Vivat Regina Elizabetha! God Save the Queen.’

Pope Francis also sent ‘cordial greetings’ and wished ‘the Royal Family and all the people of the nation blessings of unity, prosperity and peace’.

Even Sinn Fein commended the monarch in a letter sent last month, it emerged yesterday. 

Party vice president Michelle O’Neill wrote: ‘Your Platinum Jubilee is an historic moment, especially for all those from the unionist and British tradition on the island of Ireland, and across these islands whom, with great pride and devotion, hold you very dear.’

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