RIGA - Latvia's top officials have expressed their condolences to the Royal Family and the people of Great Britain on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
President Egils Levits said on Twitter: "My deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the people of the United Kingdom on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Whole generations have grown up during her rule and today feel great sadness at this loss."
Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said he was deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. "My sincere condolences to our UK friends. Her Majesty was the most inspiring leader, serving people with remarkable dedication."
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years, BBC reported.
She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.
Her son King Charles III said the death of his beloved mother was a "moment of great sadness" for him and his family and that her loss would be "deeply felt" around the world.
The Queen visited Latvia in 2006.