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Prince Charles takes on Queen's role with emotional visit to Stonehaven train crash site

A heartbroken Prince Charles was photographed looking at the devastation created by the derailment in pictures shared by his office Clarence House this morning. The prince's team wrote on Twitter: "The Duke of Rothesay has visited the site of the train derailment in Stonehaven where he thanked first responders first on the scene of the incident on Wednesday. HRH spoke to representatives of the emergency services including the Scottish Ambulance Service & Police Scotland."  

The Prince of Wales, known by the title Duke of Rothesay when he is in Scotland, arrived at the site earlier today. 

His visit followed the heartfelt message shared by the Queen in the wake of the incident, which kiled three people and injured six more. 

The Queen, who took up residence at Balmoral Castle in early August, wrote: "It was with great sadness that I heard of the train derailment earlier today in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.

"The Duke of Edinburgh and the entire Royal Family join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to to the families of those who have died and those who have been injured”.  

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Prince Charles has visited the site of the train derailment (Image: PA)

This brief message of condolence was addressed to the Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire.  

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