A message of condolence from The Queen following the death of former Prime Minister Abe of Japan

Published 8 July 2022

I wish to convey my deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and to the people of Japan at this difficult time.

Her Majesty The Queen

My family and I were deeply saddened to hear the news of the sudden and tragic death of former Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

I have fond memories of meeting Mr Abe and his wife during their visit to the United Kingdom in 2016. 

His love for Japan, and his desire to forge ever-closer bonds with the United Kingdom, were clear. 

I wish to convey my deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and to the people of Japan at this difficult time.

ELIZABETH R