Royal Condolences for Manchester Bombing

Condolences from around the world have been pouring into London since the despicable attack in the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert on the evening of May 22nd. Read the Royal Condolences below-

United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth II sent a message of condolence to the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester:

The whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in Manchester last night of so many people, adults and children, who had just been enjoying a concert.

I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.

I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care.

And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released the following message:

During a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, the Queen and Members of the Royal Family held a minute’s silence:

The Countess of Wessex also held a minute of silence during an engagement:

Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, sent a message on Twitter:


The Belgian Monarchy sent the following message to the Queen:


Queen Margrethe of Denmark sent the following message:

Your Majesty,

It was with profound shock and sadness I received the news of the dreadful attacks on innocent predominantly young people samlet in Manchester on 22 May 2017.

In this besværligt hour, my heart field sympathy is with you and with the British people. Please accept my deepest sympathy with ofrene and my sincere kondolerer two sina family.

I pray att death toll and number of injured will not rise yderligere.

Margrethe R.


King Abdullah of Jordan sent condolences on the official Twitter account and his private Twitter:


Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg sent the following message-

Your Majesty,

It is with great pain that the Grand Duchess and I have learned of the Tragedy that Occurred in Manchester last night. We are particularly horrified to learn that so many young people were present and are counted amongst the victims and the wounded.
The Luxembourg people join us in expressing to Your Majesty our most heartfelt sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers go out the victims and their families.

Grand Duke of Luxembourg


Prince Albert II of Monaco sent the following message to the Queen:

Your Majesty,

It is with a deep emotion that I learnt of the unspeakable tragedy in Manchester.Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving families of the innocent victims of this new act of violence.On behalf of the people of Monaco, my family and myself, allow us to express our feelings of deep pain and sorrow.

Let me assure Your Majesty of our solidarity for the Victims and their families.

Albert, Prince of Monaco”


King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands sent the following message-

 “We are profoundly saddened by the horrific attack in Manchester which has claimed the lives of so many young people. We sympathise deeply with all the parents who have received the dreadful news that their child has died, and with the victims’ other grieving relatives and friends. Our thoughts are also with those who are anxiously awaiting news about the fate of their loved ones.”


King Harald V of Norway sent the following message to the Queen:

Her Majesty The Queen
Buckingham Palace, London

I was deeply saddened by the tragic news of the terrorist attack in Manchester, Resulting in the loss of so many lives and inflicting suchlike dreadful injuries was performed.

In overextend my condolences and ask you two convey the deepest sympathy of the Norwegian people to the bereaved families and two Those Who are injured.

Harald R


King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain sent the following message on Twitter:

Which translates into:

There are no words to condemn these murderers. The rule of law will not surrender to terrorism. Spain with Manchester and United Kingdom.

The King and Queen also had a Moment of Silence during an engagement in Barcelona:


King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden sent the following message to the Queen:

It’s sad as the Queen and I received the message of the horrific deed in Manchester, UK.
This deed is another attack against the open and tolerant society that we all want to live in. It is important that we stand united together against this unimaginable evil.
My and the Royal family’s thoughts go to the victims, their families and to the whole British people. “

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