King Charles Shares Important Personal Message & Includes His Unique Signature

Signed, Charles R

king-charles-personal-signature-papua-new-guinea: King Charles III sits at a desk writing a letter. His head is faced down toward the table. He wears a formal suit.
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On Friday, May 24th, tragedy struck in the British Commonwealth. In Papua New Guinea's Enga region, at 3 am local time, a fatal landslide wiped out a large section of the mountainous area, leaving as many as 2,000 people buried under the rubble caused by the natural disaster, destroying homes and food gardens in the process.

Yesterday, King Charles, head of the British Commonwealth, made a heartfelt post on Instagram sending his condolences to those in the nation who were affected by this calamitous moment in the country's history. The King posted on the royal family's Instagram the day of the event with a message for people of Papua New Guinea.

Humanitarian workers reported that the impact of the landslide created a crater the size of four football fields. King Charles began his message acknowledging the grievous and dire situation saying, "My wife and I were deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the devastating landslide in Enga, and the tragic loss of so many lives, homes and food gardens."

His Majesty used the moment to show his sincere concern for the people of Papua New Guinea and share his affection for the people of the country and the strength of their communities.

King Charles Personal Signature Papua New Guinea King Charles and Queen Camilla

The King continued by saying, "I have witnessed at first hand and have great admiration for the extraordinary resilience of the peoples of Papua New Guinea and the Highlands. I have faith that your communities will come together to support the survivors and the recovery in these heartbreaking circumstances."

"My wife joins me in sending our most heartfelt condolences to the families and communities who have suffered so much as a result of this appallingly traumatic event. Papua New Guinea is very much in our special thoughts and prayers."

King Charles ended his message by signing off with his personal signature, Charles R. The "R" stands for Rex, which translates to "King" in Latin. This signature is typically used when signing letters to personalize the message and was also something that his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II would do when addressing the Commonwealth as well.

We appreciate witnessing His Majesty's care and consideration for the people of Papua New Guinea in the wake of such difficult situation.

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