Monday, 23 April, 2018

Queen Elizabeth and Prince William Comfort Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Disaster

Freda Brock | 19 June, 2017, 02:33

"I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need".

They also made an appearance on the steps of Buckingham Palace for during the annual Trooping the Color Procession, a ceremony held in celebration of the Queen's birthday.

The Queen and her grandson Prince William Friday visited the scene of the Grenfell Tower fire to meet survivors and rescuers.

At 91, she remains intuitive, and with these words she has shown an ability to crystallise the feeling in the country after so many traumatic events in recent months.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth walks past missing person posters during a visit to the Westway Sports Centre following the fire at the Grenfell Tower block, in north Kensington, West London, Britain June 16, 2017.

"United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".

The London Metropolitan Police service said that there were likely no more survivors, which could further increase the death toll and bring it into triple digits. Around 70 people are thought to be missing, including those who have died. "Government and ministers will cooperate fully", she said.

Rescue personnel have had difficulty reaching the top floors of the charred, 24-story tower.

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"Both myself and colleagues from London Fire Brigade have already said it will take weeks".

Grenfell Tower in Kensington set ablaze on Wednesday morning with around 600 people in the building at the time.

Members of Britain's Royal family from left, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Princess Eugenie, Queen Elizabeth II, background Timothy Laurence, Princess Beatrice, Prince Philip, Kate, the Duchess of Cam.

Prime Minister Theresa May woke up Saturday to an onslaught directed at her and the Conservative government in the national media.

She stood for a minute's silence at the start of her birthday parade on Saturday.

The Queen used her official birthday to award the police officer killed in March's Westminster attack with a posthumous honour.

He told BBC radio that the inquiry would have interim reports and "we want the response to be as fast as possible".


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