Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, saddened by Volcano disaster in St Vincent

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the Second, has thanked emergency services and ones involved in the relief effort, as the La Soufrière Volcano disaster enters its 4th day.

She offered words of consolation to the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in a telegram issued today April 14, 2021.

” I have been saddened by the destruction caused by volcanic eruptions in recent days,” she said, adding, ” my thoughts are with the many people and families who have been evacuated from their homes and livelihoods have been affected.”

This comes despite mourning the death of her husband of seven decades, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who died on April 9th, the same day that the La Soufrière volcano on St. Vincent began a series of explosive eruptions, prompting the authorities to evacuate thousands of citizens from the Red and orange zones.

The message comes as Her Majesty resumed royal duties today, four days after the death of her husband, to host ‘an event to mark the retirement of her household’s most senior official, the Earl Peel who has stepped down as Lord Chamberlain, newspapers report.

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[Source: NBC Radio St Vincent and the Grenadines]




 NBC Radio St Vincent and the Grenadines(2021). Available at: https://www.facebook.com/nbcsvg/ (Accessed: 14 April 2021).