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Royals react to London terror attack

After yet another horrendous attack in the United Kingdom, royals have expressed their condolences after three terrorists ran over pedestrians on London Bridge and went on a stabbing spree. At least seven have been killed and 48 injured in the attack in the capital. The three assailants were shot dead by police.

This comes only two weeks after a suicide bomber affiliated with the Islamic State attack Manchester Arena after the Ariana Grande Concert killing 22 and injuring 119 more. Many of those in attendance were young children, teenagers and young adults.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the latest attack in London.

The first to share their condolences was the Romanian Royal Family who said, “The royal family learned with profound sadness about the tragedies that struck last night the capital of Great Britain. The new criminal attack in London is an act against humanity, freedom and human dignity. We are confident that the British solace will find the strength to overcome these tragic moments. We pray for all those who have perished and those who suffer from this tragedy. We convey our compassion and regret to the bereaved families.”

The Spanish Royal Family tweeted, “The British people will override the barbarism and unreason. We are today united in pain and always defending freedom.”

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands sent their condolences, as well, saying, “Again is [Great Britain] hit by a terrorist act. Our thoughts are with the victims in London and with the people who were injured. With them and with their families, we feel connected on this sad day.”

The Belgian Monarchy also released a statement which said, “Our thoughts are with the victims of the attack in London. Our deepest condolences to the people of the United Kingdom.”

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg sent a condolence message to Her Majesty which said, “It is with great pain that the Grand Duchess and I have learned of the terrible attack that occurred at London Bridge and Borough Market yesterday. Our most heartfelt sympathy goes out to the victims and their families. The Luxembourg people join us in sending to Your Majesty a message of compassion and solidarity, in the face of this new attack in the heart of your capital.”

Members of the Greek Royal Family have posted various messages on their Instagram pages in support of London, as well, including Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, Princess Tatiana and Princess Theodora. Princess Tatiana posted a photo of a quote by Pope Francis which said, “Let us pray for peace: Peace in the world and in each of our hearts.” She added, “#prayforpeace #london #unity #lovenothate.”

The King of Saudi Arabia expressed his condolences and condemn the attack, “We have received the news of the terrorist attack that took place in London, which resulted in deaths and injuries. As we strongly condemn this heinous criminal act, we, on behalf of the people and government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, offer deepest condolences to Your Excellency, the families of the victims and friendly British people. We wish a speedy recovery for the injured. We stress the importance of international efforts to confront and eradicate terrorism.”

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, in a cable of condolence to Prime Minster Theresa May, said, “I have received with deep regret the news of the terrorist act that took place in London which resulted in many deaths and injuries. I send to Your Excellency, the families of the victims and UK people my condolences and sympathy. I wish a speedy recovery for the injured.”

The Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman added, “I have received with deep regret the news of the terrorist act that took place in London, which resulted in many deaths and injuries. I send to Your Excellency, the families of the victims and UK people my condolences and sympathy. I wish a speedy recovery for the injured.”

King Mohammed VI of Morocco condemned the attack and said, “The King presents to the Queen of Great Britain and, through her, to the families of the grieving victims and the whole British people his deepest condolences and sincere sentiments of compassion.

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden sent a condolence message to Her Majesty The Queen saying, “It is with great sadness I find Your country being struck by a terrible attack a third time this spring. The Queen and I wish to convey our sincere condolences on the tragic loss of lives in London, Saturday evening. We offer our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and to the people of the United Kingdom.”

The Queen’s grandson, Peter Phillips reacted on Twitter saying, “Yet more terrible news from London. Thoughts and prayers with all affected. #LondonBridgeAttack #StrongerTogether #enoughisenough.”

As of yet, any condolences from Denmark, Jordan, Norway and Monaco have not been made public. If and when they are released, they will be added to the above list.

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