Monday 23 September, 2019

Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial

Britain's Prince William, right, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service at St Paul's Cathedral in London, to mark the six month anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)

Britain's Prince William, right, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service at St Paul's Cathedral in London, to mark the six month anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. (Stefan Rousseau/Pool Photo via AP)

Britain's royals have 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 Thursday for the multi-faith service at St. Paul's Cathedral, held exactly six months after the June 14 fire that engulfed a residential tower block in west London.

Emma Dent Coad, a lawmaker for the neighborhood, 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."

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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