Happy birthday Your Majesty

April 21, 2016 Agencies
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Israel’s ninth President Shimon Peres has wished Queen Elizabeth II a happy birthday through a video message on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Peres said: “From my own experience I can tell you that in my judgment life begin at the age of 90, and they go up better and better. It is really a blessing not just a wish, a blessing to you, to us, that you will continue to guide, to inspire, to offer a smile, to the young and the old and make our lives different, despite all the problems and wars we went through. You are a great leader for the free world; you are a great hope for the coming generations. God bless you.”

 

In his official note, the Ninth President additionally stated the following messages:  “For nine decades the world has been graced by your reign. You are a beacon of light to your nation and serve as a source of inspiration for individuals across the world.”

Her Majesty The Queen and Shimon Peres

Her Majesty The Queen and Shimon Peres

Peres went on to say that, while birthdays are a time to reflect upon the past year, they are also a time to look to the future.  Peres spoke to the values that the Queen inspires, and to his hope that her reign will continue moving the United Kingdom forward into the future: “You are a beacon of light to your nation and serve as a source of inspiration for individuals across the world”.

“Great Britain and the Commonwealth symbolize democracy, faith and harmony and it is your reign that has instilled and insured these values are preserved. Therefore, Your Majesty, I wish for you to continue dreaming, building your magnificent nation and carrying the British spirit.”

The Queen has never visited Israel.

Video credit:  Daniel Bar-On

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