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  • Rikki Lambert

King Charles III offers sympathy, support for flood victims

His Majesty meets SA Governor Frances Adamson on Friday morning (SA time)

His Majesty King Charles III has written to the New South Wales and Victorian governors offering condolences and support for flood-affected families.

Last Wednesday the regent wrote to the Victorian Governor offering heartfelt thoughts to all those affected and for the losses that have been suffered, writing:

"Whilst I realise that this emergency is not over, I do want to pay tribute to the extraordinary efforts of those members of the emergency services, the Australian Defence Force and thousands of community volunteers who have been involved in rescue and recovery efforts."
"It has been particularly inspiring to see how communities have pulled together to protect homes and livestock and to support each another during this appallingly difficult period."

In an undated letter shared on Thursday by the NSW State Emergency Services, His Majesty wrote in greater detail about the NSW flooding:

"It is with great sadness, as well as alarm, that I write to convey my utmost concern to all those people throughout New South Wales whose lives, homes and businesses have been so dreadfully affected by the latest series of devastating floods. My wife and I have seen some of the news coverage from a range of different areas and we are shocked by the extent of the flooding, by the volume and speed of the flood waters as well as the massive damage being wreaked. We also send our deepest sympathy to the families of those who have lost their lives."

South Australian governor Frances Adamson met with Australia's head of state on Friday morning (Australian time) and Flow understands His Majesty was eager to hear the news of how the floodwaters might affect the downstream state.


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