The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have sent their “most heartfelt thoughts and sympathy to the families of those who were lost or injured in Friday’s truly shocking helicopter accident in Glasgow”.
The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, which is how the couple are known in Scotland, addressed the message to Lord Provost. The message said:
“My wife and I wanted to send our most heartfelt thoughts and sympathy
to the families of those who were lost or injured in Friday’s truly shocking helicopter accident in Glasgow.
Words can seem wholly inadequate in such circumstances, but in offering every possible healing thought to those who survived, we also wanted to pay tribute to the emergency services and their exemplary response.
Glasgow has had to endure a tragic episode but, knowing the city and its people as we do, we have every confidence that it will find the necessary strength to recover.
With our prayers and kindest wishes
The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay.”
The Duke sent this message shortly after his mother the Queen sent hers. She said that her “thoughts and prayers” were with the victims of the helicopter crash in Glasgow.
This all comes after a police helicopter carrying three people crashed into a pub in the city centre on Friday evening, killing those on board and five inside the pub. Many people are still being treated for serious injuries in Scotland and the effort to recover people from the pub is ongoing.
On Sunday, pilot David Traill, 51, Police Constables Kirsty Nelis, 36, and 43-year-old Tony Collins were confirmed to be three of the eight people who died following the crash. Police have said that they still cannot rule out the possibility of more bodies being found.
Flags are flying at half-mast across Glasgow, and on Scottish government buildings.