Queen Elizabeth, the Prince of Wales and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden are among those world leaders who sent their condolences following the blaze at Notre Dame in Paris.

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: The Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth’s message to the French President on Tuesday, 16 April 2019.

Prince Philip and I have been deeply saddened to see the images of the fire which has engulfed Notre-Dame Cathedral.I extend my sincere admiration to the emergency services who have risked their lives to try to save this important national monument.

My thoughts and prayers are with those who worship at the Cathedral and all of France at this difficult time.

Elizabeth R.

The Queen’s message was posted on social media sites, including the Royal Family’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The Prince of Wales

Clarence House has posted Prince Charles’ message on Twitter.

Read The Prince of Wales’ Message to The President of France following the fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral.

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Photo: Alexis Daflos, Kungahuset.se

King Carl Gustaf sent a telegram to French President Emmanuel Macron to express his and the Queen’s sorrow following the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral.

The King’s message translated into English.

His Excellency Mr.
Emmanuel Macron
President of the Republic of France

Her Majesty the Queen and I wish to express our sincere sympathy following the incident at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris and convey our deep feelings of solidarity to the French people.


Royal Palace, Stockholm
16 April 2019

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