Kate Middleton and Prince William visited the French Embassy on Tuesday, where they signed a condolence book and paid tribute to victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the French Embassy, located in Knightsbridge, Central London, both looking somber as they looked to honor those who perished in the six separate, but connected, attacks that resulted in the deaths of 128 people.
The pair wrote, via Us Magazine, “To all those who have died and were injured in the heartless attacks in Paris, and to all the people in France: Nos plus sincères condoléances.”
You can check out Prince William and Kate Middleton’s writing in the book of condolences at the French Ambassador’s residence in London below.
A Kensington Palace spokesman explained, via the Daily Mail, that the match was a chance to “pay tribute to the bravery” of the individuals affected by the Paris terrorist attacks.
The spokesman remarked, “Tonight’s game is a chance to pay tribute to the bravery and resolve of the French people and the French team, who were of course affected directly by Friday’s attacks. Going ahead with the game is a powerful message of Britain’s friendship and partnership with France in the face of people who are intent on dividing societies.”
Speaking at her concert in Stockholm on Saturday, November 14, just one day after the attacks, Madonna remarked, “In many ways I feel torn, because it’s like, why am I up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones? However, that is exactly what these people want to do. They want to shut us up. They want to silence us, and we won’t let them. We will never let them.”
Meanwhile, John Oliver passionately responded to the attacks on Paris during his opening monologue for HBO’s Last Week Tonight. Oliver launched an expletive-filled diatribe, which he referred to as a “moment of premium cable profanity.” Oliver declared the following, via the Guardian.
“After the many necessary and appropriate moments of silence, I’d like to offer you a moment of premium cable profanity … it’s hardly been 48 hours but there are a few things we can say for certain.
“First, as of now, we know this attack was carried out by gigantic f****** a***holes … possibly working with other f****** a***holes, definitely working in service of an ideology of pure a***holery.
“Second, and this goes almost without saying, f*** these a***holes …
“And, third, it is important to remember, nothing about what these a***holes are trying to do is going to work. France is going to endure and I’ll tell you why. If you are in a war of culture and lifestyle with France, good f****** luck.
“Go ahead, bring your bankrupt ideology. They’ll bring Jean-Paul Sartre, Edith Piaf, fine wine, Gauloise cigarettes, Camus, camembert, madeleines, macarons, and the f****** croquembouche. You just brought a philosophy of rigorous self-abnegation to a pastry fight, my friend.
“Nothing about what these a***holes are trying to do is going to work. France is going to endure. So to the people of France, our thoughts are truly with you and I do not doubt there will be more to say on all of this as events unspool.”
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