Queen Elizabeth offers condolences and praises Australia’s ‘resolute spirit’ during floods

Apr 07, 2022
The Queen has sent her condolences to Australians in the aftermath of the recent floods. Source: Getty

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.”

Signed off with “- Elizabeth R”, the post was met with appreciation from Australians, thanking the Queen for thinking of them.

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.


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