The Queen and Prince Philip reach out to Aussies in special message

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


The Queen and Prince Philip have paid tribute to Australians as bushfires continue to rage on in Queensland.

The 92-year-old Monarch and 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh released a statement, praising the hardwork and dedication if those who are desperately trying to get the fires under control.

“Prince Philip and I are saddened to hear of the unprecedented fires impacting so many people in Queensland,” the Queen wrote.

The Queen and Prince Philip have paid tribute to Australians as bushfires continue to rage on in Queensland. Photo: Getty Images

“I pay tribute to the commitment and dedication of the firefighters, other emergency services personnel, and the volunteers who are working tirelessly to contain the fires.

“In true Australian spirit, it is heartening to know other States and Territories are working alongside Queensland in support of the relief effort.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.”

Hundreds of fires burned across Queensland for the past 10 days, however yesterday it was claimed the conditions were easing thanks to rain in some parts.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip last visited Queensland in 2011. Photo: Getty Images
They were pictured cruising on the Brisbane River and meeting a koala in Southbank. Photo: Getty Images

State Fire Commissioner Katarina Carroll told SBS it’s a ‘very sad time’ for families who have lost their houses, farms. livelihood and equipment.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip last visited Queensland in 2011, where they were pictured cruising on the Brisbane River and meeting a koala in Southbank.

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