Color painting of the R.M.S. Titanic at sea.
King and Queen Horrified
Headline Coverage

newspaper article

Los Angeles Times, April 19, 1912

King and Queen Horrified at "Appalling Disaster."

(By A.P. Night Wire to The Times.)

London, April 16—King George has sent the following message to the White Star company:

“The Queen and I are horrified at the appalling disaster which happened to the Titanic and at the terrible loss of life. We deeply sympathize with the bereaved relatives and feel for them in their great sorrow with all our hearts-George R. and I.”

The Queen mother Alexandra, has sent a message of sympathy to the company, in which she says:

“It is with feelings of deepest sorrow that I hear of the terrible disaster to the Titanic and of the awful loss of life. My heart is full of grief and sympathy for the bereaved families of those who have perished.”