20 January 2022
Her Majesty The Queen has sent the following message of condolence to His Majesty Tupou VI, King of Tonga, following the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano.
"I am shocked and saddened by the impact of the volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Tonga, as you work together to recover from the damage caused.
"It must be incredibly difficult for those who are unable to contact friends and family while communications are disrupted, and I hope that they will soon be restored."