Queen Elizabeth II released a heartbreaking official statement after a train crash left three dead and six more injured outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire on Wednesday. Her Majesty's heartfelt thoughts were published on the palace's different social media channels on Wednesday night extending thoughts and prayers to the families of those killed and injured in the tragedy in the northeast of Scotland.
The Queen's heartfelt message after the Stonehaven tragedy
After the news of the tragedy hit, the Queen's sincere message to all those affected by the crash read: "It was with great sadness that I heard of the train derailment earlier today in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire."
"The Duke of Edinburgh, and the entire Royal Family, join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to the families of those who have died and those who have been injured. Our thanks go out to the emergency services for their response and dedication."
The derailment is currently thought to have been caused by a landslide due to heavy rains and thunderstorms that hit Scotland in the past days. All across the country, there have been cases of flooding, and travel was disrupted because of the intense weather conditions.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an official statement called the incident "shocking" and also sent thoughts and prayers to all families affected. Queen Elizabeth II's heartbreaking statement after the Stonehaven tragedy was greeted with words of compassion by all the royal family's fans on social media.
The Queen is currently in Scotland, spending her summer holidays on the Balmoral estate with Prince Philip.