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July 30, 2018

The Queen interrupted her holiday for an important message

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Following the tragic news of the Greek wildfires, the Queen has interrupted her time off to make this heartfelt announcement.

Queen Elizabeth has just started her summer holiday in Balmoral after an extremely busy year, as reported by Hello!.

However, only days into her holiday, the 92-year-old learned about the horrific wildfires in Athens.

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More than 80 people have been reported dead, with the terrible flash floods that have followed claiming yet more lives.

Given the tragic events, Her Majesty issued a heartfelt statement, published on Buckingham Palace’s official website on July 26, 2018.

"Prince Philip and I offer our deepest sympathies to the people of Greece in the wake of the devastating fires in Attica and across Greece," the statement read.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims of this terrible tragedy and to all those who have lost their homes. I pay tribute to the courage and dedication of the Greek emergency services and the volunteers that have provided support."

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Prince Charles has also sent his thoughts which said: "My wife and I wanted you to know how deeply saddened we were to learn of the tragic loss of life following the devastating wildfires in Attica."

"Above all, our hearts go out to all the families who have been so cruelly bereaved, and our deepest sympathy to those who have been injured or whose property has been destroyed."

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The Prince of Wales added: "Having been with you in Athens only recently, and recalling the joy of our visit and the welcome we received from the Greek people, we can only assure you of our affectionate thoughts and special prayers at such a heartbreaking time."

The royal family has a close connection to Greece, as the Queen's husband, Prince Philip, was once a member of the Greek royal family, according to Hello!.

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