Prince Albert has sent a letter to President Macron to express his “very strong emotion” and “the solidarity” of Monaco following the terror attack in Trèbes last week that cost the lives of four people, including a senior gendarme.
“With my family and the people of Monaco, I want to express to you here our very strong emotion and our solidarity with the relatives of the victims as well as with the law enforcement officers who are bereaved by the attack on Trèbes,” the Sovereign wrote.
In reference to the police officer who lost his life, Prince Albert said: “We all bow with respect to the heroic gift of his life made by Lieutenant-Colonel Arnaud Beltrame.”
On Wednesday, March 28, Colonel Beltrame was given a state funeral at which President Macron expressed the “gratitude, admiration and affection of the whole country.”
In his speech, the President, who was delivering his first state funeral homage since his election in May 2017, referred to others who had died for their country, including Joan of Arc and members of the French resistance.