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Her Majesty The Queen releases statement on Manchester bombing

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. This morning, Her Majesty released her own statement on the attack, saying:

The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert.

I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care.

And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity.

ELIZABETH R.

Her 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.”

Messages of condolences continue to pour in from all over the world. 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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