Royals from around the globe have been sending messages of support following a terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday, where 84 people were killed.
A lorry crashed into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day and only came to a stop once police shot dead the killer.
The suspect was a 31-year-old French citizen, who was born in Tunisia. 84 people are already confirmed dead, with many more injured. Hospitals are calling for people to come donate blood to help the injured.
Support from royal families all over Europe is already pouring in.
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands stated, “Our hearts go out to the victims of the attack in Nice. France was struck hard on its National Day. We intensely sympathise with those who are now mourning their loved ones and those who are still in agonising uncertainty”.
The Spanish and Belgian official Twitter accounts stated, “Spain offers its full support to the French People and the authorities after the cruel crime in Nice” and “Deep in shock after the horrific attack in Nice, the Belgians declare their solidarity with France. All our thoughts go to the victims and their families”.
Early today French President Hollande made a statement, “There’s no denying the terrorist nature of this attack of yet again the most extreme form of violence. Nothing will make us yield in our will to fight terrorism. We will further strengthen our actions in Iraq and in Syria. We will continue striking those who attack us on our own soil.”
More messages of support are expected to come in as the news continues to develop.
Bastille Day is a national holiday in France, which commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, an important event during the French Revolution. A white truck then ploughed through the crowds armed with weapons and grenades, some fake.
President Hollande said he would extend a state of emergency, which had been in place since the attacks in Paris last November, for another three months.