Queen Elizabeth II sends condolences to Glasgow
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has sent her condolences to the people of Glasgow.
The 88-year-old monarch has sent a heartfelt message to the citizens of the Scottish city after six people were killed by an out-of-control bin lorry on Monday (22.12.14).
In the note – which was sent to Lord Provost Sadie Docherty – she said: “Prince Philip and I were saddened by the news of the tragic accident in Glasgow yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of those who have lost loved ones and to those who have been injured.”
The devastating incident took place at 14:30 when the council truck careered off Queen Street and crashed in George Square, injuring ten people including the vehicles driver, as well as causing the casualties.
The victims have now been named as Jack Sweeney, 68, his wife Lorraine, 69, and their 18-year-old granddaughter Erin McQuade, all from Dumbarton, along with Gillian Ewing, 52, from Edinburgh, Stephenie Tait, 29, and Jacqueline Morton, 51, both of Glasgow.
The royal and her husband, Prince Philip – who are spending the festive period at the Sandringham estate – also expressed their sadness about the disaster taking place so close to Christmas.
She added: “This sad event is made even more difficult as it comes at Christmas time. I send my condolences to all the people of Glasgow. Elizabeth R.”