The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sent a message of support to the people of Alberta, Canada, after floods have claimed the lives of three people and led to thousands of people having to leave their homes.
Prince William sent a message to Canada’s Prime Minster Stephen Harper expressing his and pregnant Kate’s condolences over the “deaths and destruction” in the areas that have been affected by the severe flooding in Alberta.
The message comes two years after the couple visited Canada in July 2011, just months after their Westminster Abbey wedding ceremony. As part of the nine-day visit, the couple visited a Calgary stampede and the fire-ravaged Slave Lake, both in Alberta.
“Catherine and I have been saddened to learn of the deaths and destruction caused by the unprecedented flooding throughout the Province of Alberta,” William said in the letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
“Please pass on our best wishes to the Lieutenant-Governor and Premier of Alberta and to the brave emergency services and all those volunteering to help their neighbours during this on-going period of intense efforts.
“Please be assured of our continued thoughts and prayers for all those caught up in the flooding,” the Prince added, signing the letter ‘William’.
The Prime Minister soon took to twitter to thank the royals for their kind words. “I would like to thank The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge for their prayers & kind words of support,” Stephen tweeted.
Alberta’s Premier Alison Redford also tweeted her appreciation.
“Very much appreciate the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge for their support of those affected by #abflood”