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The Queen sends a message to President Trump following Hurricane Harvey

The Queen has sent a message to the President of the United States in which she expresses her sadness at the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.

In a message to President Trump, Her Majesty said that she was “deeply saddened” to learn about the loss of life caused by the hurricane and floods.

In full, The Queen said: “I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation following the recent terrible floods caused by Hurricane Harvey.

“Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to the victims of this disaster, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected.

“ELIZABETH R.”

More than 30 people are known to have died, and thousands of properties have been destroyed following Hurricane Harvey, which struck Texas earlier this week.

Texas state authorities estimate that the economy will suffer $125bn hit (£97bn) as many of the cities remain underwater.

Donald Trump visited Texas earlier this week after declaring a federal state of emergency in both Texas and the state of Louisiana.

He said that Texas faces a “long and difficult road” to recovery, adding: “There’s probably never been anything like this”.

 

  • gypsearyder

    There lays the difference of a leader and a playa. Thank you Your Majesty.

    • Arctic Fox

      What?

    • Ephraim Adjutor

      There lies* not “lays”

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