June 17, 2021

Australia fires: Royal Family sends ‘thoughts and prayers’

Members of the Royal Family have said their “thoughts and prayers” are with Australians affected by the massive bushfires.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh sent a message of condolence expressing thanks to emergency services.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said they were “shocked and deeply saddened” by the loss of life.

And the Duke and Duchess of Sussex urged support for fundraisers for those affected by the environmental crisis.

The Queen said she was “deeply saddened” to hear about the fires which have ravaged Australia since September, killing at least 23 people, destroying at least 1,200 homes and scorching millions of hectares of land.

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