The Queen's message to His Excellency Ram Baran Yadav, President of the Republic of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal:
I was shocked to hear of the appalling loss of life and injuries caused by the earthquake on Saturday 25 April. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this disaster and with those bereaved and affected. Prince Philip joins me in extending our deepest sympathy to you and the Nepali people. The thoughts of everyone in the United Kingdom are with the families of all those caught up in this terrible event.