By Aoife Hanna published
The Queen has shared her sadness after news of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's passing, aged 90.
- The Queen remembered the Archbishop's work in human rights especially in South Africa alongside historic individuals including Nelson Mandela.
- In her Instagram post she shared a sweet photo alongside Philip and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
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The Queen's statement following the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu shows her great affection towards the late South African Anglican bishop, theologian, and human rights activist.
In an Instagram post from their official account, her Majesty spoke on behalf of the entire royal family.
The statement read, "I am joined by the whole Royal Family in being deeply saddened by the news of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a man who tirelessly championed human rights in South Africa and across the world."
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The touching statement comes a day after the Queen paid tribute to her ‘beloved’ Philip and his ‘familiar laugh’ in an emotional Christmas Day speech.
The post includes a photo taken long before the Queen's late husband Prince Philip died on April 9, 2021, which features the royal couple in the post alongside Archbishop Tutu. The photo is from 2004 and was captured following the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey.
In her affectionate statement, the Queen remembered that and other meetings that they had, saying, "I remember with fondness my meetings with him and his great warmth and humor."
She also paid tribute to his incredible work—including his invaluable contribution to bringing to an end Apartheid in South Africa.
"Archbishop Tutu's loss will be felt by the people of South Africa, and by so many people in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and across the Commonwealth, where he was held in such high affection and esteem."
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with over 1500 bylines and a background in creative writing, comedy and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the soon-to-be-published Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
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