Sunday, 22 February 2009

The Princess Royal at the Melbourne memorial service

Princess Anne attended the memorial service to honour the hundreds of people who lost their lives in Victoria's bushfires on behalf of the Queen of Australia.

The Princess Royal read a message written by the Queen of Australia soon after the bushfires occurred.

"Although a little daunted, when faced with the scale of loss, and the physical and mental impact that these bushfires have made and are still making for Victoria, individuals and towns have responded with resilience, ingenuity, courage and selflessness to situations that were changing at terrifying speed," Princes Anne said.

Princess Anne added her own condolences to the bushfire victims, and said she would visit some of the affected areas tomorrow.

"I would particularly thank all those involved in whatever capacity, in the emergency services and in the voluntary organisations," she said.

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