This is such a powerful image — and a powerful message to boot.
Prince William and Kate Middleton paid their respects to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting on Tuesday at the American embassy in London.
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The royal couple made a surprise visit to the embassy in order to show their solidarity in standing with the victims and against terror, even going so far as to sign the guest book and share a very important message inside (as pictured, above).
In the guest book, William wrote:
"With our deepest condolences and with our thoughts and prayers to all those affected."
Touching, poignant, simple, and much needed.
After signing the book, by chance, William engaged in a conversation with an embassy employee named Craig Petty, who had worked in the past on a variety of LGBT issues.
Related: Orlando Shooter's Father Makes Homophobic Comment
William told him that the prince will be appearing soon in the British gay monthly publication Attitude, and the employee later revealed his reaction to William's general attitude regarding the situation:
"I told him what I do and he said he's going to be in Attitude magazine. I was really nervous about meeting the royal couple, but they are both great at putting you at ease. I think it's great that they have come here today to show their support."
Even if they are small signs, good things continue to come from what has otherwise been a very, very difficult situation.
Our prayers are still with those in Orlando as all of us around the world continue to come to terms with the tragedy.
[Image via Getty.]
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