On Thursday and Friday, there were a string of terror attacks in Spain, killing over a dozen people and injuring over 100. The Guardian has a good timeline of events here and here, if you’re interested. In what is sadly feeling more and more like routine as the world suffers more and more attacks this year, various royals sent out messages of condolence to King Felipe of Spain.
Queen Elizabeth II wrote:
“Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to Your Majesty, and the people of Spain, following the terrible terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils which killed and seriously injured many. It is deeply upsetting when innocent people are put at risk in this way when going about their daily lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones and the people who are recovering in hospital. Please convey our heartfelt sympathies to all who have been affected by these appalling incidents.”
King Carl XVI Gustaf wrote:
“The Queen and I wish to convey our sincere condolences on the tragic loss of life following the terrible terrorist attack in Barcelona yesterday. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims and to the people of the Kingdom of Spain.”
Queen Margrethe wrote:
“It was with profound sadness that I received the news of the horrific attacks yesterday. On behalf of my family and the Danish people, please accept my heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and sympathy are with you and with the Spanish people. My deepest sympathy goes to the victims and their families.”
King Harald wrote:
“I was deeply saddened by the tragic news of the terror attack in Barcelona, resulting in the loss of so many lives and inflicting such dreadful injuries. I extend my condolences and ask you to convey the deepest sympathy of the Norwegian people to the bereaved families and to those who are injured.”
Grand Duke Henri wrote (originally in French, translated via Google Translate):
“It was with astonishment that the Grand Duchess and I learned the news of the various murderous attacks in Spain yesterday, notably on the Boulevard des Ramblas in Barcelona. We are committed to expressing our deepest compassion and solidarity on behalf of all our compatriots and on our behalf. In this time of mourning, I ask you to interpret our deep emotion with the victims, their families and the entire Spanish people. Rest assured of our unconditional solidarity in defending our common values in the face of indiscriminate violence.”
The Netherlands royal court official Facebook page posted this message from King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima (originally in Dutch, translated via Google Translate):
“We live with those affected by the Barcelona attack and feel connected with all of Spain and beyond who are facing terror and committed themselves to a society without fear.”
The Belgian royal court Facebook page posted this message from King Philippe:
“We extended our deepest sympathy to H.M. King Felipe of Spain following the cruel and barbaric attack in Barcelona. Our thoughts are with all the victims and their families. We wish them and the Spanish authorities strength and resilience!”
On Friday, Felipe joined dignitaries and residents of Barcelona in Placa de Catalunya to observe a one minute’s silence for the victims of the August 17 terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain.