Prince William released a heartbreaking statement on his and his wife Kate Middleton’s behalf after the tragic stabbings in Canada.
Two brothers went on a mass knife attack that resulted in ten dead and 18 injured in Saskatchewan this previous Sunday.
The statement which was shared on the official Twitter account of Kensington Palace, the Duke of Cambridge called the incident “truly heartbreaking”.
“The attacks at James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan are truly heartbreaking. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these horrific acts and all those that have lost loved ones,” said the Duke, adding: “Catherine and I send our best wishes to the people of Canada.”
Prince William ended the statement on the Kensington Palace account with W, which denotes personal words from the Duke himself.
One of the two brothers wanted over the tragedy, Damien Sanderson has since been found dead in the remote indigenous community of James Smith Cree Nation, where many of the victims lived, their motives remain unknown.
Canada holds a special place in the Cambridges’ hearts, being the destination of the first joint trip in 2011 and their first royal tour as newlyweds. “Canada has far surpassed all that we were promised,” William then said, five years later William and Kate kept their promise and returned to the country with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.