The Queen has sent a message of solace and praised Australians for their resilience following the recent floods in Queensland and New South Wales.
The floods labelled a ‘once in a 100-year event’ saw the loss of 22 lives in total with survivors climbing onto their roofs for safety while awaiting emergency services,
Her Majesty addressed the message to the Governor-General of Australia the Honourable David Hurley sending praise for Australia’s “resolute spirit”.
“I have been following the news of the recent floods in Queensland and New South Wales and have been saddened to hear of the loss of life and scale of the devastation,” she wrote.
“In the immediate response, Australians’ resolute spirit and community mindedness has once again shone through.
“My thanks go out to the emergency services and many volunteers who have tirelessly assisted those in need.
“My thoughts continue to be with those who have been impacted as the focus now turns to the long recovery phase ahead.”
The Queen’s message of condolence to the Governor-General of Australia regarding the devastating floods in Queensland and New South Wales. pic.twitter.com/py2BgW1SsH
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 5, 2022
Signed off with “- Elizabeth R”, the post was met with appreciation from Australians, thanking the Queen for thinking of them.
Thankyou for your kind words Your Majesty. We are still experiencing terrible rains, with devastating floods returning again. We get it all down under, foods and fires, it’s part of our DNA to just roll up your sleeves and get on with the job of cleaning up.
— Linda Fleiter (@FleiterLinda) April 6, 2022
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— Yasmin B (@Yasmin_MarieB) April 5, 2022
It’s been devastating to those affected. I’ve never been able to find the words. These are perfect.
— Amy ???????????????????????? (@AmyandColin) April 5, 2022
The message comes as parts of New South Wales are expecting potentially up to 150mm of rainfall by Friday, March, 9, with severe weather and flash flooding warnings in place.