The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton have expressed sadness over the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Temotu Province, Solomon Islands on Wednesday 6th February.
In a message to the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui, their Royal Highnesses offered their thoughts and prayers for the resilience and neighbourliness of Solomon Islanders, which they have experienced during their visit in September 2012.
“Catherine and I are very saddened to learn of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Temotu Province, which has resulted in so much loss of life and destruction to local communities. We pray that the resilience of and neighbourliness of Solomon Islanders, which we experienced during our visit last year will help you through this difficult time,” their message reads.
“Please pass on our thoughts to all those in the emergency services and local authorities, who are faced with the task of saving and rebuilding lives. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks,” the message adds.
Government authorities in partnership with aid agencies and donors are continuing to provide emergency assistance to the affected communities.
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