Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial

2017-12-15 10:19
grenfell tower memorial

London — Britain's royals joined survivors and families of those who died in London's Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service to remember the 71 people killed in the June blaze.

Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, Prince Harry, Prince William and his wife Kate arrived on Thursday for the multi-faith service at St. Paul's Cathedral, held exactly six months after the 14 June fire that engulfed a residential tower block in west London.

Emma Dent Coad, a lawmaker for the neighbourhood, said "emotions are still very raw" and the service was a "recognition that people from all walks of government are going to come down and grieve with them."

Also in attendance were celebrities Carey Mulligan and her husband Marcus Mumford as well as Adele.

Grenfell Tower memorial

A total of 71 people, including a stillborn baby, died in the fire, which quickly spread through the 24-story public housing tower.

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