“My husband, Zaheer, and I join with our fellow Albertans and all Canadians in mourning the passing of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and in remembering everything that the Queen meant to our nation.

“Her late Majesty was a part of our shared identity as Canadians. Through the decades, the Queen’s presence was woven into the very fabric of our society. Her late Majesty reigned with grace, dignity and compassion. She joined Canadians in our triumphs, shared in our grief and steeled our resolve in times of trial. Above all, the Queen was an ever-present symbol of the valued principles, attitudes and strengths we share as Canadians and as members of the Commonwealth family.

“Albertans were privileged to welcome Her late Majesty to our beautiful province on numerous occasions over the years. We will treasure The Queen’s legacy in Alberta and will strive to honour the principles of service and citizenship that were hallmarks of Her late Majesty’s long and glorious reign.

“On behalf of all Albertans, I extend deepest sympathy to His Majesty King Charles and all members of the Royal Family. God Save The King and may the wonderful traditions of the Crown in Canada continue to flourish during his reign.”

Her Honour, the Honourable Salma Lakhani, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta