The Queen, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have expressed their shock and disappointment over Australia’s bushfire disaster by issuing separate messages of condolence to these affected.
At least 20 folks have died, greater than 1,400 properties destroyed and over 20,000 sq. miles burnt by the raging fires across the nation – an space nearly the dimensions of Croatia.
In a message addressed to the Governor General of Australia, Governor of New South Wales, Governor of Queensland, the Governor of Victoria and to all Australians, the Queen mentioned: “I’ve been deeply saddened to hear of the continued bushfires and their devastating influence throughout many elements of Australia.
“My thanks exit to the emergency companies, and those that put their very own lives at risk to assist communities in want.
“Prince Philip and I send our ideas and prayers to all Australians at this tough time.”
Harry and Meghan mentioned in an Instagram submit on their official SussexRoyal account that they had been “struck by the increasingly overlapping presence” of environmental disasters around the globe.
Their submit learn: “Our ideas and prayers are with these throughout Australia who’re persevering with to face the devastating fires which have been raging for months.
“From areas we are personally connected to such as the communities and people we visited in New South Wales in 2018, to the fires in California and parts of Africa, we are struck by the increasingly overlapping presence of these environmental disasters, including of course the destruction of the Amazon which continues.”
The couple appealed for donations by sharing hyperlinks to fundraising pages for the New South Wales rural hearth service and Red Cross.
Harry and Meghan warned the worldwide environmental disaster quantities to “ecocide”, including: “It’s easy to feel helpless, but there’s always a way to help.”
Meanwhile, William and Kate mentioned in a submit on their KensingtonRoyal Instagram account: “We proceed to be shocked and deeply saddened to hear in regards to the fires which are destroying properties, livelihoods and wildlife throughout a lot of Australia.
“Our ideas and prayers are with all of the folks and communities who’re affected by this devastating occasion.
“We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who have tragically lost their lives, and the brave firefighters who continue to risk their own lives to save the lives of others.”