Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has made a generous private donation to various charities to help victims in the wake of Cyclone Winston.
A statement from Royal Commonwealth Society welcomed the donation by the Head of the Commonwealth.
The Queen sent the following message to the people of Fiji:
“As the people of Fiji recover from the devastating impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston, I send my sincere condolences to those who have lost loved ones.
“My thoughts are also with those who have seen their homes and property ruined and are starting the hard work of rebuilding.
“I know how resilient and resourceful the people of Fiji are.”
Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Michael Lake, CBE said: “It’s in times of natural disaster such as that caused by Cyclone Winston that it’s so important that the Commonwealth comes together to offer support.
“As Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty’s best wishes and donation will be most gratefully received.”
The Royal Commonwealth Society
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