I have the honour to inform the house that a message has been received from Her Majesty the Queen, signed by her own hand; also a message from Her Majesty Elizabeth the Queen Mother, signed by her own hand,
Members of the Senate and of the House of Commons of Canada:
I have received with deep appreciation the address which you have presented to me.
I am sincerely grateful for your kindly sympathy in the loss that I have sustained through the death of my dear father.
I greatly value the assurances of your loyalty and of your support which you have given me on my accession to the throne, and it will be my continual endeavour to be worthy of them.
30th April, 1952.
Buckingham Palace, S.W.l. Members of the Senate and of the House of Commons of Canada:
I thank you warmly for your message of condolence.
Holding, as I do, the most vivid memories of our visit to Canada, the many expressions of sympathy which I have received from all parts of your great country have especially touched me, and I deeply appreciate this further sign of your thoughts and your affection.
8th May, 1952.
Subtopic: ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ADDRESS TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND OF MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO HER MAJESTY ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER