Queen ‘deeply shocked and saddened’ by Paris attacks

A man lights a candle in front of the French embassy in Prague to mourn for the victims.
A man lights a candle in front of the French embassy in Prague to mourn for the victims.
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The Queen has sent a message to the French President saying she and the Duke of Edinburgh were “deeply shocked and saddened” by the brutal and bloody terrorist attacks in Paris.

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She told Francois Hollande that the royal couple sent “sincere condolences” to the relatives of those killed and the French people.

The message was released by Buckingham Palace in the wake of the carnage in the French capital which killed at least 127 people and wounded 180 more.

It read: “Prince Philip and I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible loss of life in Paris.

“We send our most sincere condolences to you, the families of those who have died and the French people.”