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The Prince of Wales 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 afternoon, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales released his own statement on the attack, saying:

My wife and I were so profoundly shocked to learn of the truly dreadful event which took place in Manchester last night.

That such a large number of people, including so many young concert-goers, lost their lives or have suffered so much in this appalling atrocity is deeply distressing and fills us with intense sadness.

Words cannot adequately express what so many families must be feeling at this incredibly difficult time and our most heartfelt sympathy is with all those who have so tragically lost loved ones or who have been affected in some way.

HRH The Prince of Wales

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.