Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tragedy in the Kingdom of Norway

HM has written to her cousin HM KIng Harald V to express her horror and the horror of us all.

In her message, the Queen said: "I am deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic loss of life of so many people on the island of Utoeya and in Oslo."

She added: "Prince Philip joins me in extending our heartfelt sympathy to your majesty and the people of Norway. Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the dreadful atrocity."

The Norwegian Royal Family has attended services and tried to comfort the bereaved.



HM King Harald addressed the Kingdom



“the acts committed in Oslo and on Ut√łya is an attack on the Norwegian Society we cherish and Norwegian democracy’s core.”
“We will spend a long time digesting and adapting to impressions, grief, and feelings, both as individuals and as a nation. We need one another during this process.
The Royal Family met young people who had survived and the families of the deceased at Sundvolden earlier today, lighting candles in memory of those who died.
“We will use a long time to digest and adapt to impressions, grief, and feelings. People all over the country have lost someone they love. Many children and young people are frightened today. We must take special care of them,” continues King Harald, saying many will find it important to be together, others will need time for quiet reflection.



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