Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida
Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured.
A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh:
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
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall signed the US Embassy in London’s virtual condolence book:
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) June 14, 2016
While this morning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stopped at the Embassy to sign the condolence book and speak with Embassy staff and members of their LGBT network:
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The Duke and Duchess offer their condolences for the victims of the terrible attack on Orlando's Pulse nightclub, signing a book of condolence at the US Embassy @usa_in_uk. The book was signed in front of a flag presented to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by the Kaleidoscope Trust, who work to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people internationally 📷PA
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark released a statement expressing her ‘most sincere condolences and sympathy’ to the American people:
Prince Albert II of Monaco sent a message saying that “hate will be defeated” and he “bows before the memory of the victims, the grief of their families, the suffering of the wounded.”
— Gert's Royals (@Gertsroyals) June 13, 2016
King Harald V of Norway sent his condolences to President Obama saying he was “shocked and saddened” by the terrible news.
The King and Queen of Spain have also signed a condolence book at the US Embassy in Madrid, meeting with US Ambassador to Spain James Costos. In their message, King Felipe wrote that the attack was “against life, peaceful coexistence and values of democracy.”
— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) June 14, 2016
Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf has also sent a condolence message, passing on his “sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies”.Filed under Denmark, Monaco, Norway, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom
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