The Queen Praises The People Of Manchester’s ‘Humanity And Compassion’ In Wake Of Attack

Queen Elizabeth II

by Katie Rosseinsky |
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The Queen has extended her 'deepest sympathies' to those affected by the Manchester bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert, which killed 22 fans and left at least 59 injured, and has praised the 'humanity and compassion' of the city in the wake of the incident.

In a message addressed to the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, which was also posted on the royal family's website, she wrote:

'The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert.

I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.

I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care.

And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity.

Elizabeth R.'

Earlier today, Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the 'sickening cowardice' of the attack, which has been claimed by the so-called Islamic State and affected many young children.

'All acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people, but this attack stands out for its appalling, sickening cowardice, deliberately targeting innocent, defenceless children and young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives,' she said.

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