The Hubbards, like the McCanns, believe Madeleine may well be alive, and they pray for her safe return. The Hubbards’ faith in God is unwavering, though Susan Hubbard wonders “why our prayers haven’t been answered.”
“I don’t understand that,” she says. “I’ve seen the letters come into their home and their hands. How could so many people be praying for the exact same thing and it not happen? It’s hard.”
David Hughes, a family adviser to Kate and Gerry McCann, addresses the media outside the family home in Rothley, Leicestershire, in central England, 12 September 2007.