Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip released a statement, praising the hard work and dedication of those who are desperately trying to get the fires under control.
The Queen and Prince Philip have paid tribute to Australians as bush-fires continue to rage on in Queensland.
Queen Elizabeth’s speech read as follows:-
“The Duke of Edinburgh, Philip and I are saddened to hear of the unprecedented fires impacting so many people in Queensland”.
“I pay tribute to the commitment and dedication of the firefighters. Not only them, the other emergency services personnel, and the volunteers who are working tirelessly to contain the fires”.
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“In true Australian spirit, it is heartening to know other States and Territories are working alongside Queensland. They are supporting you for the relief effort”.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time”.
Hundreds of fires burned across Queensland for the past 10 days.
However, yesterday it was claimed that the conditions were easing. All thanks to rain in some parts. State Fire Commissioner, Katarina Carroll told reports:-
“It’s a very sad time for all the families who have lost their houses, farms, livelihood and their equipment.
Her Majesty and Prince Philip last visited Queensland in the year 2011. There they were pictured cruising on the Brisbane River and meeting a koala in South-bank.