It’s the end of a great era.

The White House sent an official proclamation on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, whom the US referred to as a “steadying presence and a source of comfort and price for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her.”

The Department of Defense also sent an official statement from Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III saying the late Queen was the epitome of a “profound sense of duty.”

“She grew up in a world rocked by conflict and war, and in a radio address as a young princess, she reminded her generation that “when peace comes, it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.'”