Elizabeth II sends her condolences after the death of Lee Kuan Yew
Her letter to Dr Tan:
“Prince Philip and I wish to express our sincere condolences to you and to the people of Singapore on the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew”.
“Mr Lee’s achievements as Singapore’s first Prime Minister were fundamental to making Singapore what it is today, and his long and distinguished service to his country can only be admired. He had many friends around the world, and my country was foremost amongst them”.
“Philip and I send our deepest sympathy to you and the people of Singapore”.
In a separate message to Prime Minister Lee:
“Prince Philip and I were saddened to hear of the death of your father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew”.
“His vision and dedication to the service of his country helped to make Singapore the successful country it is today. As Prime Minister he welcomed us to Singapore on two occasions, and we have fond memories of our visits and meetings with him elsewhere”.
“Philip and I send you and your family our sincere condolences at this sad time”.
Other UK leaders, including Prime Minister David Cameron, had also paid tribute to the late Mr Lee.