After last night's truly horrific attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, the world has been mourning alongside the U.K., where families are still waiting to hear back from and be reunited with loved ones lost in the chaos.
While details are still emerging, the Queen issued a statement this morning, expressing the shock that so many feel.
I know I speak for everyone in expressing my deepest sympathy to all who have been affected by this dreadful event and especially to the families and friends of those who have died or were injured.
I want to thank all the members of the emergency services, who have responded with such professionalism and care.
And I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded, with humanity and compassion, to this act of barbarity.
Grande herself, though physically uninjured, is reportedly inconsolable and is planning to postpone the rest of her European tour. In a Tweet she said:
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017