Kate Middleton and Prince William release an emotional statement after 'truly heart-breaking' Canada stabbings

Kate Middleton and Prince William have shared their support for the people of Canada after the devastating events in Saskatchewan

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have released a heartbreaking message for the people of Canada after the news of a horrific stabbing has come from across the Atlantic. 

  • On September 4 2022 the news broke that there had been a mass stabbing in the province of Saskatchewan, leaving 10 dead and 18 injured.
  • In an emotional statement on the official Kensington Royal Twitter account, Prince William, on behalf of himself and his wife Duchess Catherine, called the attacks "truly heartbreaking."

Prince William wrote on behalf of the couple on Twitter, "The attacks at James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan are truly heart-breaking. 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these horrific acts and all those that have lost loved ones. Catherine and I send our best wishes to the people of Canada. W"

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Fans were quick to react to the message, expressing their own devastation over the stabbings, the news of which has shocked people across the world.

One wrote in reply to the statement, "these poor families, and communities. I'm nearby and my phone keeps startling me with emergency alerts. Staying vigilant here, they'll find him soon."

One of the two brothers wanted in connection with the stabbing has been found dead, Damien Sanderson, has been found dead in the indigenous community of James Smith Cree Nation, where many of the victims of the stabbings lived.

Another follower wrote, "Devastating horrific attacks. I'm so sorry for the families, friends, and communities affected. Prayers for the lives lost."

While a third said, "What happened there is truly awful and I hope the other person who did this will be found and face justice! My condolences to the families affected by the attack and may the victims rest in peace."

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also shared a message in light of the attacks. He wrote on Twitter, "Today and tomorrow, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast – in memory of those who lost their lives during yesterday’s attacks in Saskatchewan, and in solidarity with everyone affected by this violence. All Canadians are there for you."

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He went on to say, "I spoke @PremierScottMoe with and James Smith Cree Nation leadership to express my condolences following yesterday’s attacks. 

"I let them know our government is ready to assist in any way we can, and that we’re here to support the people of Saskatchewan during this difficult time."

This week has been a busy time for the extended Royal Family, with the Queen appointing new Prime Minister Liz Truss at Balmoral Castle, and Harry and Meghan back in the UK for a series of events, though it's not yet known whether they'll be meeting with the rest of the royals during their trip.

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.