Queen Elizabeth Shares Rare Personal Statement Following 'Catastrophic' Flooding in British Columbia

Queen Elizabeth is showing her support for British Columbia following the devastating floods and landslides that took place on Monday.

According to CTV News Vancouver, yesterday’s deadly storm caused an “atmospheric river” and landslide that destroyed parts of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. In response to the news, the 95-year-old monarch shared her sympathies with the province in a special message on social media, while Governor-General Mary May Simon re-shared the statement on Twitter.

“My thoughts are with the people of British Columbia as you continue to confront the recent catastrophic flooding and gradually begin the process of recovery and rebuilding,” part of Her Majesty’s statement read. She also took time to thank emergency workers and volunteers for their efforts during the natural disaster.

The queen continued, “I am grateful for the tireless work of the many first responders and volunteers who continue to provide comfort and support to their fellow Canadians during this difficult time.”

She simply signed the note, “Elizabeth R.” (If you’re confused by the “R,” considering her last name is Windsor, it stands for “regina,” which means “queen” in Latin.)

The message comes shortly after Elizabeth canceled several recent public appearances and events due to health concerns. In a message from Buckingham Palace, it was revealed that Her Royal Majesty sprained her back prior to this month’s Remembrance Day services.

Personal messages from the queen never get old.

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