Royal Response to Orlando (updated)
Queen Letizia of Spain during the speech in which she paid tribute to those who were killed in Orlando
The Queen of Spain has paid tribute to those who died and were injured in the shootings in Orlando at the weekend. During a speech in Salamanca, Queen Letizia condemned the killings and said that, along with King Felipe, she believed there was only one way to counter such attacks - by standing together. Her words came as royal houses around the continent sent their condolences to President Obama and the families of the victims of the fifty people who were killed.
Los Reyes transmiten al presidente @BarackObama su solidaridad con las víctimas y familiares tras el "brutal ataque" de #Orlando @POTUS— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) June 13, 2016
Earlier in the day, King Felipe and Queen Letizia had sent a message of condolence to Barack Obama and the victims' families expressing their solidarity following an attack they described as brutal.
King Harald of Norway sent a message of condolence in which he said he was shocked and saddened by the shootings and he asked President Obama to convey his condolences to the victims' families, the injured and to the people of the United States of America.
The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. Our thoughts & prayers are with all those who have been affected"— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 12, 2016
Grateful to welcome TRH Duke & Duchess of Cambridge @USAinUK to sign our condolence book for the victims of Orlando. pic.twitter.com/H6tqcKnIgz— U.S. Embassy London (@USAinUK) June 14, 2016