It’s only one day after Queen Elizabeth‘s birthday, but sadly, current events have kept the moment somber.
The newly 94-year-old royal matriarch issued a statement along with husband Prince Philip on Wednesday (April 22) following the tragic shooting in Nova Scotia.
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“Prince Philip and I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Nova Scotia, and we send our condolences to the friends, friends and colleagues of those who have lost their lives,” it reads.
“I also pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other police services who selflessly responded to these devastating attacks, and to the emergency services who are supporting those who have been injured and affected. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nova Scotia and all Canadians at this tragic time.”
If you didn’t know, the Nova Scotia shooting is considered to be one of the deadliest in Canada’s history.
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