Thursday, 23 March 2017

Royal Response to Westminster Attack (updated)

Queen Letizia speaks about the terror attack in London 
(photo casareal Twitter)

Royalty from across Europe have been offering their condolences and support following the terror attack in London on March 22nd in which four people and the attacker were killed. Another forty were injured and many remain in hospital, some in a critical condition. The Queen paid her own tributes in a statement this morning while the Duchess of Cambridge has also spoken about the attack. And royal families across the continent have also offered their wishes of support.

Spain's royals were the first to speak out following the attack, tweeting a message of solidarity soon after the incidents in Westminster.  On March 23rd, Queen Letizia expressed her condolences and offered support at the start of a keynote speech at a health conference in Lisbon. To warm applause from the audience, the Queen of Spain said that 'we all stand firmly together against any form of terror'.

Prince Albert II of Monaco sent a letter of condolence to the Queen, saying that ''the People of Monaco, my Family and I wish to express our most heartfelt and sincere condolences to Your Majesty and to the People of the United Kingdom at these sombre times.''  Prince Albert also said the victims and their families were in his prayers.

The Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg sent their condolences in a telegram to the Queen. Henri and Maria Teresa said that they were shocked by the events in London on March 22nd and added ''the Luxembourg people join us in expressing to Your Majesty our most heartfelt sympathy for the victims and their families.''

King Carl XVI Gustaf also conveyed his condolences by telegram with the Swedish Royal House sharing the message which added ''we offer our heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims and to the people of the United Kingdom''.

King Philippe of the Belgians telephoned the Queen to pass on his afterwards - in a tweet soon afterwards, the Belgian Royal Household said he had shared his nation's deepest condolences.

This page will be updated as more messages are sent.

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