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Prince of Wales donates thousands of pounds to Manchester victims

The Manchester Arena Bombing has affected so many around the world. Politicians, royals and world leaders have sent their condolences to the people of Manchester and the United Kingdom. Members of the British Royal Family were among those who spoke out publicly about the attacks. The Prince of Wales took it a bit further, however, when he donated thousands of pounds to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

A spokeswoman from Clarence House did not disclose the amount he donated.

The Prince launched an international cricket tournament for the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Champions Trophy on Thursday.

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Colin Graves is the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) which is hosting the one-day tournament. He told Herald Scotland: “Firstly, I’d like to pay respects on behalf of myself and the ECB to those affected by the tragic events in Manchester on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families and the friends.”

“We saw last night how sport can unite a city, a community and a nation – even in the wake of the most tragic events – which makes me immensely proud of this country and our resilience,” he said, referring to the game on Wednesday night where Manchester United won the Europa League Final.

“I know the ICC Champions Trophy and Women’s World Cup will unite fans from all over the world this summer and celebrate the diversity we are all so privileged to have in this country, through cricket the game we all love.”

The Prince of Wales signing the bat to be signed by the team captains. @ClarenceHouse/Twitter

England is predicted to win the ICC Champions Trophy where there are eight teams competing; the teams are New Zealand, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, and Pakistan. The tournament is held every four years. This time, it is being staged in England and Wales next month with the final match occurring on 18 June.

On the cricket outfield, the Prince met young students from eight local primary schools who were playing their own mini cricket tournament. He presented a trophy to the joint winners, England and South Africa. He later signed a bat that will be signed by the eight team captains. It will be auctioned to raise money for a cricketing charity.

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