The death of Queen Elizabeth II prompted an outpouring of condolences from global leaders, many noting that her long reign provided constancy to a world beset by wars, a pandemic and other crises.

U.S. President Joe Biden said she "defined an era.”

"In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons,” Biden said in a written statement. "The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity.”