Queen notes 'very sombre mood' in Britain on official birthday

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21 June, 2017

An emotional Prince William described the tragedy, which claimed the lives of at least 30 people on Tuesday night, as "one of the most bad things I've ever seen". "In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies", she said in a statement according to the Guardian.

"Today is traditionally a day of celebration", reads a message from the Queen released by Buckingham Palace Saturday morning.

The royal appearance was much appreciated by the majority of people at the site, many of whom say they feel neglected by the government.

Emergency workers have reached the 24 floor, the top floor, of the tower.

After the attacks in Manchester and London, the Queen - and more importantly her senior advisers - have grasped quickly that the reaction to the Grenfell Tower fire has not just been one of shock and grief. 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.

London Fire chief Dany Cotton said that the intensity of the blaze was unlike anything she had ever seen, sentiments echoed by the prince. My commitment to families is that as soon as we can, we will locate and recover their loved ones.

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Prime minister Theresa May did not visit the wreckage until Friday (local time) and had to leave nearly immediately as angry protesters hurled abuse at her.

May announced a £5 million package to help the victims, and promised to re-house majority in the Kensington and Chelsea borough. "As prime minister, I will be responsible for implementing its findings".

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

Mohammed Alhajali has been the first victim identified from the fire.

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.


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