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The Queen's message following the loss of Air France flight 447

Published 1 June 2009

Her Majesty has sent the following message to President Sarkozy:

I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Air France flight 447 with 228 people on board. I would like to send my heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of those who are involved. At this difficult time, all those affected by this tragedy are in our thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth R.

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