Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

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 Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall signed the US Embassy in London’s virtual condolence book:

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:

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.”

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.”

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf has also sent a condolence message, passing on his “sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathies”.

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