Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, helps wildfire victims

Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, is to make a private donation to the fund-raising appeal for victims of the wildfires in Australia, reported the BBC.

Buckingham Palace has announced that the Monarch, who is not only Australia's Sovereign, but also Queen of Victoria, will give an unspecified sum to the Victorian Bushfire Fund.

The fund has been launched by the Australian Red Cross alongside the state Premier of Victoria, John Brumby, and the federal government.

It has so far raised more than $31m.

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