Prince Harry Pens Note to Orlando Mayor After Massacre

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Prince Harry attends a Service of Commemoration for victims of the 2015 Terrorist Attacks in Tunisia at Westminster Abbey on April 12, 2016 in London, England. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Showing he cares. After the tragic Orlando shootings on Sunday, June 12, Prince Harry has put pen to paper and sent a letter of support to the Florida city’s mayor Buddy Dyer.

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In a touching note, the 31-year-old prince sent his prayers and thoughts to the victims of the horrific events, during which 49 people were killed and 53 wounded.

“I wanted to write and express my most sincere condolences to the people of Orlando after the horrific attack on the Pulse nightclub on Sunday,” he wrote.

He continued, “Having just spent time in Orlando I know what a warm and welcoming community it is. In spite of this senseless act, I have no doubt that the love and friendship of your city will remain strong.”

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The brother to Prince William also wrote of his respect for law enforcers who arrived to help at the LGBT nightclub Pulse after the June 12 terrorist rampage.

He wrote in the embossed letter, “I would also like to pass on my deepest admiration to the law enforcement officers who attended the nightclub during the attack for their extraordinary bravery and professionalism.”

“Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones at this most difficult of times. You are all in our prayers as you face the days and weeks ahead.”

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Prince Harry spent much of May in Orlando for this year’s Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style sporting event for wounded warriors that he founded in 2014.

During his visit, Harry spoke of his love for the city, “I have many happy memories [from Orlando]. … It’s an incredible place with so much energy.”

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