Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen and his wife Anne have thanked the people of Scotland for their “words of comfort” after three of their four children died in the Sri Lanka attacks.The couple are thought to be Scotland’s largest landowners. The couple said the messages they had received had touched their hearts. “The Scottish Highlands has granted us abiding, special memories for our family.“It is for this reason that many of the words of comfort have fortified us and touched our hearts.”The couple said that their thoughts and condolences also went to the many other innocent families who lost loved ones in the tragedy in Sri Lanka. They added: “In the immense sadness, we are genuinely grateful that we remain united with our daughter, Astrid. Their children Alfred, five, Agnes, 12 and Alma, 15, were among more than 250 people killed in the bombing attacks on churches and hotels in April. Their children died when Islamist extremists targeted the hotel they were staying in, the Shangri La in Colombo, during the attacks on Easter Sunday. Churches and other hotels were also targeted.In full page adverts, taken out in The Scotsman and Press and Journal newspapers, Mr and Mrs Povlsen said: “We extend our heartfelt gratitude for the condolences, sympathy and many warming thoughts we have received following the tragic loss of our three beloved and beautiful children, Alfred, Agnes and Alma. “The loving memory of our three children, their wonderful spirit and souls will always be in our hearts.”Mr Holch Povlsen, who is the biggest single shareholder in the clothing giant Asos and also owns the international clothing chain Bestseller, is said to own more than 220,000 acres across the Highlands, including Aldourie Castle. (Courtesy BBC)
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