Messages from the Royal Family on the Tragic Shooting in Nova Scotia

April 21, 2020

Message from Her Majesty The Queen                                                          

OTTAWA—The Governor General of Canada wishes to share a message addressed to all Canadians from Her Majesty The Queen on the tragic shooting in Nova Scotia:

“Prince Philip and I have been deeply saddened by the appalling events in Nova Scotia, and we send our condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of those who have lost their lives.

I also pay tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of the officers from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other police services who selflessly responded to these devastating attacks, and to the emergency services who are supporting those who have been injured and affected.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nova Scotia and all Canadians at this tragic time.”


Elizabeth R.

Message from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

OTTAWA—The Governor General of Canada wishes to share a message addressed to all Canadians from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales on the tragic shooting in Nova Scotia:

“Both my wife and I were profoundly shocked to hear about the devastating mass shooting in Nova Scotia. We wanted you to know that our hearts go out to the families and friends of all those who have so tragically lost their lives in such a brutal, senseless attack, and to those who have been so cruelly injured. We are full of admiration for the R.C.M.P., first responders and officials who came to the aid and support of the communities involved in this incident, made all the more challenging with the ongoing hardships of the Covid-19 crisis and the loss of one of the R.C.M.P.’s own officers.

Our special thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families, the people of Nova Scotia and all Canadians at this most heart-breaking of times.”

HRH The Prince of Wales