Royal message for flood victims and workers

President of China Xi Jinping  and his wife Peng Liyuan accompany Queen Elizabeth II  as they arrive for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, on the first full day of his state visit to the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 20, 2015. See PA story ROYAL China. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
President of China Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan accompany Queen Elizabeth II as they arrive for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, on the first full day of his state visit to the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 20, 2015. See PA story ROYAL China. Photo credit should read: Toby Melville/PA Wire
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Her Majesty The Queen has sent a message to all those affected by flooding in Lancashire and Cumbria.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth, the queen’s representative in the county, has passed on the short letter from the monarch.

The note, signed simply ‘Elizabeth R’, states: “Please convey my sympathy to all those whose homes or livelihoods have been affected by the recent flooding.

“My thanks go to members of the emergency services, local authorities, military personnel and volunteers who are providing assistance in these difficult conditions.”