Press release

President Ramkalawan sends a message of condolence to His Majesty King Charles III.

September 9, 2022

The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan has sent a message of condolence to His Majesty King Charles III following the passing of his mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 08 September 2022 at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.

President Ramkalawan’s message reads as follows:


“Your Majesty,

On the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the Government and the people of the Republic of Seychelles join me in conveying our deepest sentiments of sorrow and profound grief to you, to the Royal Family, and to the British people. We mourn with you the loss of someone so special, and are united with you in grief.

Her Majesty will be remembered as a towering figure of contemporary history who has defined the post-war era. We pay tribute to her enormous contribution and exemplary service to the United Kingdom, to the Commonwealth and to the world in more than 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign. The Queen exemplified selfless service, devotion to duty, care, and compassion throughout her long reign. She was a pillar of strength who always provided reassurance and stability when they were most needed. A life devoted to her people and to the Commonwealth of Nations, Her Majesty will be profoundly missed for her unwavering service and dignified presence. Though she leaves a void that will be hard to fill, we take comfort in that her legacy and memory will live on and continue to inspire you and many others to serve and to lead.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Your Majesty, the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom during this time of bereavement. May God provide strength and solace to the Royal Family during this difficult time.”