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The Duke of Cambridge releases statement on behalf of Prince Harry, the Duchess of Cambridge and himself on the Manchester Bombing

Following last night’s attack on concert goers at the Manchester Arena, the Duke of Cambridge has released a statement via Twitter sending his condolences.

The statement reads:

“Like everyone, Catherine, Harry and I are left shocked and saddened by the tragedy that unfolded in Manchester overnight.

“Hundreds of friends, children, parents and partners are confronting unimaginable grief today, and we send our thoughts to them all.

“We also send our thanks to the people of Manchester for their display of strength, decency and community that is an example to the world.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge”

Condolences have poured in around the world from leaders, including Her Majesty, the Prince of Wales and the European Monarchies.

On Monday night, a bombing at the Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people and injured at least another 59.

Ariana Grande reacted on Twitter last night about the suspected terror attack saying: “Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words.”

Last night, Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack “an appalling terrorist attack.” UK election campaigning has been suspended after the horrendous attack.

The Queen’s grandson, Peter Phillips, sent out a message on Twitter, as well, “Thoughts and prayers with all those affected by the horrific attack in Manchester last night. Stay strong Manchester. #StrongerTogether.”

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece was the first to offer condolences and said on Twitter, “My heart goes out to the families at Manchester Arena. Our Democracy and freedom of thought will never falter or weaken. God Bless.” In addition to a message of condolence, Belgium also posted a photo of Belgian flags at half-mast on top of the Royal Palace in Brussels.

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