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Queen sends message to Obama after Boston blasts

The Queen has sent a private message to the US president Barack Obama following the bombings at the Boston Marathon, Buckingham Palace has announced.

The Queen and US President Barack Obama photographed in London in 2011. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The wording of the message has not been disclosed but the Queen is likely to have expressed her sympathy for the victims of the attack whichkilled three people and left more than 170 injured.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "The Queen has sent a private message to president Obama following yesterday's events in Boston."

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