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World Queen Elizabeth sent congratulations to North Korea, palace confirms

06:35  15 september  2021
06:35  15 september  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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Queen Elizabeth sent a message of congratulations to the people of North Korea on their national day, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told CNN.

The release, published by North Korean state media states: "Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), received greetings from Elizabeth II, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on September 7." And although there might have been some disbelief, a royal spokesman confirmed the Queen did send the message to the dictator for the 73rd anniversary of the country's founding as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea .

Queen Elizabeth sent a message of congratulations to the people of North Korea on their national day, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson told CNN.

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The message was sent on behalf of the Queen by the UK's Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) "as has been done before," the spokesperson said.

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The North Korean state media triumphantly published a congratulatory message from the queen on Monday prompting knowledgeable insiders to speculate that Pyongyang must have made up the note from Buckingham Palace in a propaganda move to shore up the rogue state’s international standing. A royal spokesman, however, has confirmed to The Daily Beast that Queen Elizabeth II did indeed send a cheery message to Kim Jong Un on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of its founding as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea . North Korea “regularly greets our queen on her birthday

North Korea State media has released a congratulatory message from triumphantly Queen On Monday, he urged knowledgeable insiders to speculate that Pyongyang must have made a note from Buckingham Palace in a promotional campaign to strengthen the international status of the rogue nation. However, a royal spokesman confirmed to The Daily Beast that Queen Elizabeth II actually sent a cheerful message to Kim Jong Un to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of its founding as the Democratic People s Republic of Korea . North Korea “greets our queen on her birthday regularly

This is standard practice on other national days across the world, the Palace added. "Her Majesty in all dealings with other Heads of State acts on the advice of the FCDO," the spokesperson said.

"As in previous years, HM The Queen has sent a message to the people of the DPRK on the occasion of their National Day," a UK FCDO spokesperson added.

North Korea celebrated its national day -- to mark the 73rd anniversary of its founding -- on September 9. It marked the day with a midnight military parade in Pyongyang. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared on a platform in Kim Il Sung square and waved at the crowd, but there was no mention of him giving a speech, according to state media outlet Rodong Sinmun.

North Korean state media KCNA published the message on Monday, reporting that "Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), received a message of greeting from Elizabeth II, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on September 7."

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The Queen sent a message to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un as his country marked its National Day last week. Buckingham Palace reportedly confirmed that Her Majesty sent the communication via the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. North Korean media said the message was It said: 'Kim Jong Un, president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), received a message of greeting from Elizabeth II, queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, on September 7.' In 2014, North Korea 's then second most powerful man - Kim

The North Korean state media triumphantly published a congratulatory message from the queen on Monday prompting knowledgeable insiders to speculate that Pyongyang must have made up the note from Buckingham Palace in a propaganda move to shore up the rogue state’s international standing. A royal spokesman, however, has confirmed to The Daily Beast that Queen Elizabeth II did indeed send a cheery message to Kim Jong Un on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of its founding as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea . North Korea “regularly greets our queen on her birthday

According to KCNA, the message read: "As the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea celebrate their National Day, I send my good wishes for the future."

The notoriously reclusive country severed almost all of its ties with the outside world in 2020 to prevent an influx of coronavirus cases. North Korea has not reported a major outbreak of Covid-19, and there have been no indications one has taken place, though experts doubt Pyongyang's claim the country has not seen a single case of the virus.

Most if not all foreign diplomats and aid workers have left the country, citing shortages of goods and extreme restrictions on daily life.

In June, Kim fired several senior officials who failed to enforce North Korea's stringent Covid-19 prevention, state news agency KCNA reported. It appears some members of the upper echelons of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea were replaced, KCNA said.

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As North Korea celebrated its national day on September 7, the Queen sent a message of congratulation to the Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un. Following the release confirming the message by North Korea 's state news agency, KCNA, royal fans were left stunned. Speaking to Palace Confidential, royal expert Rebecca English said: "Meeting the family is very different from a summit, which we saw at Sandringham not that long ago, which is a kind of suggestion that they'll be thrashing out family issues.

Elizabeth II wearing a blue hat: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 30: Queen Elizabeth II visits Skypark in Glasgow to receive a briefing from the UK Space Agency and view satellite production, as part of her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week on June 30, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The visit marks the 95-year-old's first official visit north of the border since the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. (Photo by Jane Barlow-WPA Pool/Getty Images) © Jane Barlow-WPA Pool/Getty Images GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JUNE 30: Queen Elizabeth II visits Skypark in Glasgow to receive a briefing from the UK Space Agency and view satellite production, as part of her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week on June 30, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The visit marks the 95-year-old's first official visit north of the border since the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. (Photo by Jane Barlow-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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