Queen Elizabeth II of Britain has released her first statement after her husband’s, Prince Philip, demise.
In the statement she did not make a mention of her later husband but rather she expressed her sympathies and support for people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines following a series of volcanic eruptions.
The Queen, in her first solo statement, said,
“I have been saddened by the destruction and major disruption caused by volcanic eruptions in recent days, and my thoughts are with the many people and families who have been evacuated from their homes, and whose livelihoods have been affected. I send my thanks to the emergency services and all those involved in the relief effort.”
The monarch concluded,
“My prayers will remain with the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines at this very difficult time.”
The statements of this kind typically start with “The Duke of Edinburgh and I,” this is the first such message to be sent following Philip’s death that didn’t include Queen’s husband.