Number One London has many regular visitors from New Zealand and Victoria and I want to take this opportunity to let you all know that our thoughts are with you during the aftermath of the earthquake, which struck Christchurch at 12.51pm on Tuesday local time.
The Queen, who is also New Zealand’s head of state, expressed her sadness at the 6.3 magnitude quake, saying she was “utterly shocked” by the news.
“Please convey my deep sympathy to the families and friends of those who have been killed; my thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this dreadful event,” she said.
“My thoughts are also with the emergency services and everyone who is assisting in the rescue efforts.”
We pray that you and yours are safe.