Prince Albert of Monaco expresses solidarity with President Biden and the United States after horrific tornadoes – Royal Central
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Prince Albert II of Monaco sent a message to President Joe Biden to express his sorrow after the devastating tornado that struck six states and left an unimaginable path of devastation some 800 kilometers long.
Between Friday and Saturday, a series of tornadoes, produced by strong storms, unleashed their power over Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Illinois.
In Kentucky alone, the death toll stands at around 80 people, with most of them dying in a candle factory that was running all night to meet demand for the next holiday and could not withstand the force of the winds.
In his statement, Prince Albert wrote:
“Deeply moved by the devastating tornado epidemic that ravaged six states last weekend, it was with great sadness that I recently heard of the confirmed death toll in Kentucky alone after the massive tornado, which is part of a powerful storm system that has ravaged Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. In these tragic circumstances, allow me, my family and the people of Monaco to express our support and compassion to the injured, the homeless and the many who had to be evacuated. May I also salute the massive recovery efforts being made in the central and southern regions by the National Guard. Let me assure you, Mr. President, for our deep solidarity in this difficult ordeal.
The Sovereign Prince is particularly attached to the United States, as his mother, Princess Grace, was born in the United States, and he was born with American nationality (although he renounced as an adult). He traveled there frequently, with or without his parents, and also reportedly took his children to visit his mother’s birthplace, which the Prince bought in 2016 with the aim of one day opening it to the public.
President Biden has received support from around the world in the wake of this tragedy and has traveled to Kentucky in the past few hours to personally verify the deployment of federal aid and provide support to grieving families.