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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share message of support for firefighters and Australians

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have praised Australians and firefighters for their sacrifice and bravery in battling the brushfires in Australia.

Prince William recorded a message on behalf of himself and his wife that was shown during the Fire Fight Australia charity concert held in Sydney at the ANZ Stadium this evening.

This comes as it is expected that a royal tour of the country will soon be announced where the Duke and Duchess will tour bushfire ravaged parts of the nation. The couple last visited the country alongside Prince George in 2014.

The Duke said, “Hello, everyone. Catherine and I just wanted to say that we were very shocked and saddened to see the damage and devastation caused by the bushfires recently.

“We know it’s been a terrible time for all of those affected by the bushfires.

“We want to commend the bravery and resilience of all Australians involved, particularly the volunteer firefighters who have put their lives on the line to protect lives, livelihoods and wildlife. 

“We think that’s been a fantastic effort all ’round by everyone down there looking after each other.

“We know there’s been lots of incredible acts of generosity as well and communities coming together to support each other.

“We wish you all the best for the rebuild and have a good evening.”

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