Queen says 9/11 victims in her prayers

LONDON – Queen Elizabeth II, in a message to US President Joe Biden, mentioned the victims and survivors of 9/11 had been in her prayers on Saturday’s anniversary of the assaults.

The 95-year-old monarch mentioned: “My ideas and prayers — and people of my household and your entire nation — stay with the victims, survivors and households affected.”

She additionally paid tribute to the primary responders and rescue staff on the scene and the “resilience and willpower of the  communities who joined collectively to rebuild”.

The Queen and her late husband Prince Philip made a uncommon journey to the US in 2010, laying a wreath at Floor Zero and assembly kinfolk of victims, and she or he informed Biden that this go to was “held quick in my reminiscence”. In an additional royal tribute to the useless, who included 67 Britons, the US anthem was performed on Saturday by fur-hatted Welsh Guards on the Altering of the Guard ceremony at Windsor Citadel. Beforehand, a day after the assaults the Queen ordered the US anthem to be performed through the Altering of the Guard ceremony outdoors Buckingham Palace. 

The Queen additionally reportedly sang alongside to “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a memorial service in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral three days after the assaults, breaking royal protocol.

In September 2001, the Queen wrote a message that was learn out at a service of remembrance in New York for the British useless, saying “nothing that may be mentioned can start to remove the anguish and the ache of those moments. Grief is the worth we pay for love.”

Whereas within the US in 2010, she opened Manhattan’s British Memorial Backyard devoted to the British victims.

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