Queen Elizabeth Says Her 'Thoughts & Prayers Remain With The Victims, Survivors & Families Affected, As Well As The First Responders And Rescue Workers Called To Duty' On 9/11
Queen Elizabeth said a few words about September 11, 2001, via Instagram.
"As we mark the 20th anniversary of the terrible attacks on 11th September 2001, my thoughts and prayers — and those of my family and the entire nation — remain with the victims, survivors and families affected, as well as the first responders and rescue workers called to duty," she said in a statement on Saturday, September 11 — 20 years after the tragic incident happened in New York City and D.C.
"My visit to the site of the World Trade Center in 2010 is held fast in my memory. It reminds me that as we honour those from many nations, faiths and backgrounds who lost their lives, we also pay tribute to the resilience and determination of the communities who joined together to rebuild," the 95-year-old continued.
"The Queen’s message to the President of the United States on the 20th anniversary of the attacks on 11th September 2001," the caption read.
Additionally, the Queen's guards at Windsor Castle played "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the Changing of the Guard around 11 a.m. local time.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles' Instagram page also spoke out about the terrorist attacks.
"On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, we remember all those who lost their lives and pay tribute to the tireless work of the emergency services, some of whom paid the ultimate sacrifice to save others," a message read.
Kate Middleton and Prince William's Instagram page re-posted Queen Elizabeth's statement via their Story.
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Of course, people appreciated the Queen's sweet words. One person wrote, "Beautifully said!" while another added, "Thank you for acknowledging this. ❤️."
A third user added, "Thank you, Your Majesty ♥️."