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Kim Jong Un Congratulates Queen Elizabeth After Exchange of Letters

  • Appears to be first direct message from Kim to Queen Elizabeth
  • Greetings took a turn last year with message from Elizabeth

Kim Jong Un congratulated Queen Elizabeth II on the anniversary of her ascension to the throne, as the young North Korean leader sent his first public message to the 96-year-old monarch.

“I extend my congratulations to you and your people on the occasion of the National Day of your country, the official birthday of Your Majesty,” North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said of the note that was sent Thursday from its 38-year-old leader.