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Kate Middleton & Prince William Send Letter of Support to Tsunami and Earthquake Survivors

Royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William sent a letter to residents of the Solomon Islands and saying they were "saddened" to hear about the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed dozens of homes on the islands which they visited last year, according to Mirror.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStars on Feb 18, 2013 03:55 PM EST
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Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, wave to staff as they leave Hospis Malaysia, the largest hospice in the country, in Kuala Lumpur September 13, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)

Royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William sent a letter to residents of the Solomon Islands saying they were "saddened" to hear about the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed dozens of homes they visited only last year, according to Mirror.

The royal couple visited the area as part of their Far East tour in September of 2012. They stopped in the island's capital, Honiara, and were welcomed with traditional music and dancers before they were carried through the local streets in a canoe that was placed on top of a mini van, according to the report. 

On Feb. 6, an earthquake hit the islands and its scale and location generated a tsunami that killed at least five people, according to Decoded Science.

Upon hearing of the devastation that took place on the islands, the royal couple sent a letter to the country's Governor General Sir Frank Kabui, saying, "We pray that the resilience of and neighbourliness of Solomon Islanders, which we experienced during our visit last year will help you through this difficult time.

"Please pass on our thoughts to all those in the emergency services and local authorities, who are faced with the task of saving and rebuilding lives," they added. "Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks."

Middleton, 31, and Prince William, 30, were recently voted the most inspiring couple of 2013 in a poll taken by over 2,000 Britain natives by Travelodge. They topped other royals for the coveted spot such as Prince William's parents, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Queen and Prince Phillip - who have been married for 66 years and ranked No. 3 on the list.

The royal couple married in 2011 and are expecting their first child together, due this summer. The child is air to the throne after Prince William since he or she will be a first-born. Prince William is in line after his father Prince Charles. 

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