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Hurricane Dorian | Queen shocked, saddened

Published:Wednesday | September 4, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth, the sovereign of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, yesterday shared her condolences over the devastation brought by Hurricane Dorian with the governor general of The Bahamas, an independent Commonwealth realm since 1973.

As head of state, The Queen sent the message from herself and her husband.

“Prince Philip and I have been shocked and saddened to learn of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, and we send our sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives following this terrible storm,” the statement from Buckingham Palace began.

“At this very difficult time, my thoughts and prayers are with those who have seen their homes and property destroyed, and I also send my gratitude to the emergency services and volunteers who are supporting the rescue and recovery effort.”