Members of the royal family are showing their support for Lebanon after a devastating explosion in Beirut earlier this week.

Since the horrific event which took place in the city’s port on Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Sophie, Countess of Wessex have all shared their condolences for the country in rare personal statements.

Queen Elizabeth wrote on Instagram that she and her husband, Prince Philip, were “deeply saddened” by the news. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who have been injured or lost their lives, and all those whose homes and livelihoods have been affected.” She signed the message, “Elizabeth R.”

Her Majesty’s son, Prince Charles, followed in his mother’s footsteps with his own personal message on behalf of himself and Camilla Parker Bowles.

“My wife and I wanted you to know how deeply we feel for all the people of Lebanon following the horrific explosion in Beirut which has resulted in the tragic death of so many and caused such unimaginable devastation,” his statement read. “Our hearts go out to all those who have lost loved ones and all those who have been so terribly injured. However inadequate it may be, we did just want to assure you, dear Mr. President, that you and your people are very much in our thoughts and special prayers at this desperately sad time.”

The Countess of Wessex also spoke out about her “fond memories” of visiting the country last year. “My thoughts are with all those affected by this tragic incident, as well as everyone supporting them. My prayers go out to the victims and their families," part of her statement read.

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