King Charles has sent a heartfelt message to the President of Greece following a tragic train crash in the north of the country.

Charles wrote to Katerina Sakellaropoulou about his sadness and condolences to the deceased's families.

Greece holds a special place in Charles's heart, as his late father Prince Philip was born there.

Charles is helping authorities in Athens to restore the now-abandoned Tatoi Palace – Philip's former family home.

Charles ordered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to leave Frogmore Cottage, their UK home, a few hours earlier.

The couple is still not sure if they will go to the coronation on May 6 because they are worried about the safety of their family.

With Frogmore Cottage no longer at their disposal, it seems increasingly less likely their children will make the trip.

Charles's emotional statement to Greece displays his compassion, despite Frogmore Cottage news.