Queen Elizabeth, Prince William Visit Community Affected By Grenfell Tower Fire
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Cambridge have paid a visit to the Westway Sports Centre in west London today, which has been turned into a makeshift refuge for the now-homeless residents of Grenfell Tower that was destroyed by a large fire on Wednesday morning.
Emergency service workers and representatives from the Red Cross were on hand to discuss the disaster with the royal visitors, who appeared visibly affected. Volunteers then showed the Queen and the Duke the donations of food, clothing and other goods that have been collected over the past few days. Queen Elizabeth praised their work, saying “you have been incredible, please keep continuing.”
The Queen and Prince William also spoke with people who were able to escape the blaze, which William described as “one of the most terrible things I have ever seen.” As the pair left after 40 minutes at the centre, a man in the crowd outside began shouting “What about the children?” as he held up photos of two missing children. The Duke tried to calm the situation, saying “I’ll come back, I’ll come back”.
The death toll currently sits at 30, but is expected to rise as dozens of residents of the 24-storey building remain unaccounted for.Filed under The United Kingdom
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