Queen shows support to Meghan Markle's childhood state suffering from wildfires
Queen Elizabeth reached out with a message of support and comfort to those affected by the California wildfires.
On Friday, the official royal website published a message coming from the queen herself as well as Prince Philip.
It focused on support for the home state of the newest member of the royal family, Meghan Markle. The queen sent will-wishes along with a message of thanks to emergency workers.
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"Prince Philip and I offer our deepest sympathies to the people of California, who continued to suffer for the devastating fires across the state."
Markle's two-bedroom Woodland Hills home stood in the path of the wildfires and would likely be burned down like several others.
In her statement, the Queen, 92, also commended the U.S. Forest Fire Services for their efforts thus far:
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims, and to all those who have lost their homes and livelihoods. I pay tribute to the courage and dedication of the US emergency services and the volunteers that have provided support."
The Queen has sent the following message to The President of The United States of America. Read the full message here https://t.co/cJf9uplWfy— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) November 17, 2018
Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Camille Grammer, and Gerard Butler lost their homes to the California wildfires last week. Most were just happy to have escaped with their lives.
According to ET, three people perished as a result of the Woolsey fire which devastated Los Angeles. It was finally contained over the weekend.
The Camp Fire in Northern California continued to rage on as the largest of the wildfires since it started on November 8. So far 71 people are confirmed dead and 148,000 acres of land destroyed.
About 150,000 were displaced following what is historically the worst set of fires in the state of California. Hundreds more remain missing. Several looting incidents also plagued the state.
Another dystopian photo, by @mrdougellin via @troydillinger, of people evacuating #Malibu and #ZumaBeach area, heading south on PCH towards Santa Monica. #WoolseyFire #MalibuFire pic.twitter.com/jDgxmRYel4— Bradley Allen (@BradleySA) November 9, 2018
Those wanting to assist affected families can help in a number of ways. The Firefighters Charitable Foundation is available at 516-249-0332. The American Red Cross has shelters which you can donate $10 to by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999.
The California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund is taking checks mailed to California Community Foundation 221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012.
The United Way of Greater Los Angeles is also accepting help for long-term recovery efforts. Text "UWVc" to 41444 to assist.
While many are showing empath for those affected by the fires, President Donald Trump angered many with a tweet he sent out.
This is an absolutely heartless response. There aren’t even politics involved. Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters. https://t.co/DJ4PN26bLZ— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 10, 2018
In it, Trump implied that poor forest management caused the wildfires, a claim that's been denied by California authorities and environmental experts. He also threatened to pull funds from the state.
Celebrities including Cher, Katy Perry, and Leonardo DiCaprio addressed Trump's comments. Perry called it "heartless." Like her, most persons are focused on sending help to those who need it. At the very least, prayers and well-wishes such as those from the queen are sent.