Prince Charles has spoken out upon hearing of the tragic passing of comedian Robin Williams.
Prince Charles has become the first British royal to publicly pay tribute to Robin Williams, after the late actor’s death on Monday.
The first-in-line to the throne, whose history with Robin dated years back, gave a statement to Press Association.
“I greatly enjoyed meeting him on several occasions and his irreplaceable contribution to life will be greatly missed by countless people, including myself,” said Charles.
He added: “He was a remarkable man, whose wonderful frenetic humour brought a special kind of laughter into people’s lives.”
Robin, who passed away from a suspected suicide in his California home at the age of 63, was last pictured meeting the Queen’s eldest child in 2008. (Hello!)
Today’s annual Summer photo shoot for the Dutch Royal Family has been cancelled. Instead of smiles, the royals swap poses for a somber day mourning with the rest of the world the loss of those aboard the flight that was shot down yesterday, killing all 295 passengers and crew. The flight originated out of Amsterdam, meaning there was a large amount of Dutch nationals aboard, at least 173.
King Willem-Alexander said today in a released statement:
“I am deeply saddened by the terrible news about the crash of flight MH17 over Ukrainian territory.
Like the rest of the Netherlands my wife and I follow the news closely and we hope that soon more becomes clear.
We sympathize intensely with family , friends, colleagues and acquaintances of the victims and those who are still uncertain whether their loved ones were on board the aircraft.”
Other Royals, including Belgian, and British, have expressed their condolences, as well.