Leaders pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:UNTVNew York – 21 September 20221. Various of U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss walking to the podium to speak at the General Assembly HEADLINE TEXT: Leaders pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth IIANNOTATION: As the General Assembly continues, many leaders are sending condolences to the British royal family and showing support for the Commonwealth’s future. 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Liz Truss, U.K. Prime Minister:”She was the rock on which modern Britain was built, and she symbolized the postwar values on which this organization was founded.”3. Various of the General Assembly while Liz Truss speaksANNOTATION:Experts say it’s too early to speculate on the future of the Commonwealth, but it will largely depend on how King Charles III responds to crises. ASSOCIATED PRESSPhiladelphia – 22 September 20224. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ted Pearson, professor at Franklin & Marshall College:”I think one of the things that we need to keep in mind is the monarchy will survive depending on how it deals with those contingencies in many ways, right. I mean, Charles III will be judged on his ability to handle crises.”UNTVNew York – 22 September 2022 5. Various of Gabon President Ali Bongo walking to the podium to speak to the assembly. ANNOTATION: Gabon, a central African country, joined the Commonwealth in June.ANNOTATION: President Ali Bongo paid tribute to the Queen and assured his confidence in King Charles III. 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) President Ali Bongo, Gabon:”Our Commonwealth family has lost its leader, her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Through the union that she loved so deeply, the Queen offered respect, friendship and wise council to many independent nations around the world, small or large. She promoted peace, liberty and shared values and forged the spirit of cooperation.”7. Wide of President Ali Bongo speaking at the podium8. SOUNDBITE: (English) President Ali Bongo, Gabon:”As the new head of the Commonwealth, his majesty King Charles II can be assured of my full support, and that of the Gabonese people. A good friend of Gabon, for many years, King Charles II shares my enthusiasm for protecting our natural environment and biodiversity and the same worries for global climate and sustainability.” 9. Various of Representatives from Malwai ANNOTATION: On behalf of his nation, Malawi President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera expressed his sympathies to the Queen’s family and the Commonwealth. 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, Malawi:”Let me conclude by expressing my country’s deepest condolences to the British royal family and the government and people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who was laid to rest on the eve of this assembly’s high level debate week.”11. Various of crowd reacting after President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera’s speech. STORYLINE: In debates at the 77th United Nations General Assembly, world leaders at paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch.Elizabeth died in early September after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. Her funeral was held Monday. In her debut speech at the assembly, U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss extolled the late Queen as a symbol of everything the U.N. stands for.”She was the rock on which modern Britain was built, and she symbolized the postwar values on which this organization was founded,” Truss said. However, the future of the Commonwealth is unknown, it will largely depend on how King Charles III will handle crises in the U.K., says professor at Franklin & Marshall College Ted Pearson. “I think one of the things that we need to keep in mind is the monarchy will survive depending on how it deals with those contingencies in many ways, right. I mean, Charles III will be judged on his ability to handle crises.”Leaders from countries like Gabon, on the Atlantic coast in central Africa, and Malawi, in southeastern Africa, expressed their condolences to the Queen and the entire Commonwealth. ===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: [email protected](ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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