Queen Elizabeth II Wrote a Personal Message to the U.S. on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

As the United States mourns the lives of those lost twenty years ago on September 11, a message of love was just sent across the pond.

Queen Elizabeth II turned to Instagram to send a personal letter to President Biden and the rest of the nation (which she signed once again with “Elizabeth R”). The note was shared to the royal family Instagram account, where they said, “The Queen’s message to the President of the United States on the 20th anniversary of the attacks on 11th September 2001.”

In the message, Her Royal Majesty said, “As we mark the 20th anniversary of the terrible attacks on 11th September 2001, my thoughts and prayers - and those of my family and the entire nation - remain with the victims, survivors and families affected, as well as the first responders and rescue workers called to duty.”

Along with the message, the queen included an image from her visit to the World Trade Center back in 2010. She said, “My visit to the site of the World Trade Center in 2010 is held fast in my memory.”

The queen ended on a powerful note, saying “[This visit] reminds me that as we honour those from many nations, faiths and backgrounds who lost their lives, we also pay tribute to the resilience and determination of the communities who joined together to rebuild.”

Queen Elizabeth wasn't the only royal who left a special message on social media. Sarah Ferguson posted a story to her own Instagram account, with text that read, “In loving memory of all the families and loved ones of 9/11. We will remember and never forget.”

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Sarah Ferguson/Instagram

Beautifully said by both women.

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