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Luxembourg and Spanish royals send condolences to France after latest attack



After a gunman opened fire on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, on Tuesday night, royals in Europe have expressed their sympathies to President Emmanuel Macron, who is co-Prince of Andorra, and the French people. So far, France’s latest terror attack has killed two and left one other brain dead. A dozen others have been injured in the attack by 29-year-old Strasbourg native, Cherif Chekatt, who is still on the run.

So far, two European royal families have publically sent their condolences: Luxembourg and Spain.

King Felipe of Spain and the Spanish Royal Family’s condolences were shared on Casa Real’s Twitter account, “The Union of Europe, the word of its Parliament in Strasbourg, will always overcome terror. Spain sympathises with the families of the victims and the wounded, with the people and the authorities of France.

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg sent a telegram of his sympathies to France’s President Emmanuel Macron saying, “Mr President, Very shocked by the tragic events of last night, the Grand Duchess and myself are sending our thoughts to the victims and their families. Receive, on behalf of the Luxembourgish people, the expression of our solidarity for the inhabitants of Strasbourg with whom we share so many things.”

Outside of Europe, the King of Morocco sent a cable of condolence to President Macron. In his remarks, His Majesty told the French leader, in part, “My thoughts also go to the wounded to whom I address my sincere wishes for a speedy recovery.” He expressed his solidarity with the French people and said expressed his “most vigorous condemnation of this abject criminal act.”

Any other royal condolences to France that are made public will be added to this article as they become available. Please check back for updates. 



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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.