The Rt. Honourable Nelly B K Mutti, MP, Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia visited the residence of the British High Commissioner to sign in the late Queen’s book of condolences on Thursday, 15th September, 2022.

In paying respect on the demise of Her Majesty the Queen, the Rt. Hon Speaker described the late Queen Elizabeth II as an inspirational woman who devoted her life to service, serving the people of Great Britain and the Commonwealth Member States.

Reflecting on Her Majesty’s reign, Madam Speaker explained that she had just completed studies at the University of Zambia in 1979 and was a Protocol Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visited the Republic of Zambia, where she came to officiate the Conference of Commonwealth Heads of Government.

In addition, Speaker Mutti, said the National Assembly of Zambia extended heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of the United Kingdom, the House of Commons and the House of Lords on the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.

“We need to celebrate her majesty’s life as she has been a great inspiration to a lot of women, including myself as the First Female Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia as we continue to look to her great achievements and good deeds.” said the Speaker.

His Excellency Nicholas Woolley, the British High Commissioner, accompanied by his wife Deborah Woolley thanked the Speaker for kind words and reiterated the warm friendship and Cooperation which embodies the relationship that exists between Zambia and the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving Monarch in the history of the United Kingdom who served as Queen for 70 years passed away on Thursday 8th September, 2022 at Balmoral Castle, Scotland at the age of the 96 Years.