Her Majesty The Queen has sent a message of condolence to United States President Donald Trump as fires rage in California – the home state of the Duchess of Sussex.
The Queen has extended her support to those who have lost their lives, homes and who remain missing. She also commended US emergency services for their hard work in combating the fires.
In her message to President Trump, The Queen said:
“Prince Philip and I offer our deepest sympathies to the people of California, who continue to suffer from the devastating fires across the state.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims, and to all those who have lost their homes and livelihoods. I pay tribute to the courage and dedication of the US emergency services and the volunteers that have provided support.
The area where the Duchess of Sussex’s mother, Doria Ragland resides has, so far, not been impacted. The Duchess of Sussex has not remarked regarding the inferno back home in California. The area, Woodland Hills, where Her Royal Highness grew up has been in danger.
2018 has had the most devastating fire season in Californian history. Thousands have had to flee their homes including several well-known Hollywood stars – some of whom lost their homes as fires spread in Malibu. Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Camille Grammar, Neil Young, and Gerard Butler have all lost their homes due to the massive blaze. Reportedly, close to 10,000 homes have been destroyed.
Officials on Saturday reported that only 55% of the fires are contained. At least 79 people have been killed, and approximately 1,300 are missing.