British Queen 'deeply shocked' by Paris carnage

AFP , Saturday 14 Nov 2015

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday said she and husband Prince Philip were "deeply shocked" by the Paris terror attacks that left at least 128 people dead.

"Prince Philip and I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible loss of life in Paris," said a post on the official Twitter account of the British monarchy.

"We send our most sincere condolences to the families of those who have died and the French people."

Simultaneous attacks on a concert hall, restaurants and the Stade de France stadium late Friday also left at least 180 injured, 80 of them seriously, according to a toll from police sources.

Prince Charles, the queen's son and heir to the throne, earlier expressed his "particular sympathy and solidarity with everybody in France," during an official visit to Australia.

He urged guests at an event in Perth to "join with me in expressing as well our utter, total horror at what is happened.

"Our hearts go out, and I'm sure you will agree, to all those who have been affected in the most dreadful way, by these bestial attacks," he added.

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