Prince William wrote a letter to Brian Sicknick’s girlfriend, a Capitol police officer who had died from stroke the day following the Jan. 6 insurrection.
“Dear Sandra, Please forgive me if I am intruding but I wanted to write and let you know how sorry I am about the death of your partner, Brian,”The future King of England wrote. “Brian performed valiantly… and democracy was upheld.”
He signed it by hand. “with my thoughts and prayers.”It was dated Sept. 2021 but it did not reach Sandra Garza until recent.
Garza was present for the Jan. 6, committee’s first public hearing. She wept as she viewed never-before seen footage of the insurrection.
She told CNN she was blown away by Prince Wlliam’s compassionate gesture.
“I was very honored and humbled and in awe that Prince William from England decided to take time out of his day, his busy schedule to write me a letter to honor Brian’s memory and to acknowledge my pain. I couldn’t get a letter from President Trump, and I think [Prince William] is just a beautiful, wonderful person,” Garza said.
Prince William celebrated his 40th Birthday at home with Kate, his wife and their three children.
Kensington Palace also published photos of Prince William selling magazines in the streets to raise money for the homeless.