Published 7 September 2017

Prince Philip and I have been shocked and saddened by the reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all those whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed or adversely affected by this terrible storm.

Please convey my gratitude and good wishes to members of the emergency services and to those who are working on the rescue effort at this very difficult time for you all.

ELIZABETH R.