Prince Albert of Monaco is the latest royal to send well wishes to Australia which is in the midst of a bushfire crisis.
In the letter, which was addressed to the Prime Minister, Prince Albert said he was “deeply shocked” and sent “thoughts and prayers” to those suffering.
The statement reads:
Dear Prime Minister,
Deeply shocked by the continued bushfires faced by your country and their devastating impact on people and nature, I want to express my heartfelt condolences to those affected.
I have sadly seen that entire towns have been engulfed in flames, that residents across several states have lost their homes, especially in New South Wales, and that wildlife and the environment have undergone extensive damages; a situation exacerbated by persistent heat and drought.
My family and the population of Monaco join the grief of the bereaved. Please let me thank and commend the emergency services who are struggling to contain the massive blazes and those who put their own lives in danger to help communities in need.
Let me assure you of our deepest sympathy at these times of difficulties. Our thoughts and prayers are with those across Australia who re continuing to struggle with these catastrophic events.
Albert, Prince De Monaco
The catastrophic bushfire season in Australia has so far claimed 2 lives, destroyed 2,000 homes and killed close to a billion animals.