Prince Harry is the latest celeb to reach out with touching words for Orlando, Florida, following last weekend’s tragic shooting.
Harry, who spent several weeks in Orlando not long ago during the Invictus Games, an Olympic-style competition he co-founded for wounded veterans, penned a letter to the mayor of the city to show his support after a gunman killed at least 49 people at a nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
“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. “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.”
The letter, obtained by Us Weekly, is embossed on official royal stationery and addressed and signed by Harry.
Harry also spoke of his admiration for law enforcement who responded to the shooting.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Harry was in Orlando for most of May while the Invictus Games were happening. At the time, he spoke of his love for the city, saying, “I have many happy memories [from Orlando]… It’s an incredible place with so much energy.”