Kate Middleton and Prince William issue a heartfelt response to tragic Halloween party accident in Seoul

Kate Middleton and Prince William have reached out to the families of victims of a devastating accident with a personal message

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have issued a message on Twitter in order to share their condolences with those who lost their loved ones in a devastating crush that took place last night in Seoul.

The Prince and Princess of Wales took to Twitter to share a personal message after the news reached the UK of a tragic accident, which took place in the nightclub district of Seoul last night. 

The accident saw 153 people lose their lives and another 133 injured in one of the worst disasters in the country in years. Thousands of people, including many young people and teenagers, gathered in the Itaewon district on Saturday night, before a vast crowd became trapped in a narrow alleyway.

"Catherine and I send all our love and prayers to the parents, families and loved ones of those tragically lost in Seoul yesterday evening. W & C."

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Fans were quick to praise the heartfelt message from the Prince and Princess of Wales. "Thanks for always being so thoughtful and kind with those [who] are suffering. 

"Really appreciate your gesture, I didn't expect less from you guys," wrote one royal fan.

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"Thankyou for your words and our hearts go out to all those involved," wrote another.

While a third said, "What a tragedy, sending my thoughts and prayers to those who have lost loved ones or been injured. And thank you for this beautiful message William & Catherine."

A woman lays flowers as she mourns at the street of a deadly stampede during a Halloween festival in Seoul

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South Korea's president, Yoon Suk-yeol, has declared a national state of mourning and designated Seoul’s popular Itaewon district a disaster zone. He described it as “a tragedy … that should not have happened”.

Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those affected during this difficult time.

Lauren Hughes

Lauren is the former Deputy Digital Editor at woman&home and became a journalist mainly because she enjoys being nosy. With a background in features journalism, Lauren worked on the woman&home brand for four years before going freelance. Before woman&home Lauren worked across a variety of women's lifestyle titles, including GoodTo, Woman's Own, and Woman magazine.