MONTREAL – Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have expressed their admiration for the courage shown by Canadians following the train derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec and the devastating floods in Alberta.
They sent a message by way of the Governor General of Canada, saying “our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by such a dreadful tragedy.”
Their Royal Highnesses also paid tribute to Canadians’ courage and tenacity in the face of adversity, noting “it is only too clear how courageous and resourceful Canadians are and we have nothing but the greatest admiration for such determination and resilience in the face of terrible adversity.”
Read the statement in full here:
I wanted you to know how deeply my wife and I feel for the people of the Québécois community of Lac-Mégantic who are suffering from the appalling disaster which has engulfed their town.
We can only begin to imagine what they are going through and our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by such a dreadful tragedy.
I pray you will be able to convey our feelings of profound concern to the Premier of Quebec and the people of the province.
Coming so soon after the devastating floods which inundated Alberta last month, this has been a most testing time for Canadians and our thoughts and sympathy are very much with the Canadian people.
However, seeing the quite extraordinary efforts which have led to the Calgary Stampede being opened on time this weekend, it is only too clear how courageous and resourceful Canadians are and we have nothing but the greatest admiration for such determination and resilience in the face of terrible adversity.
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