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Grenfell anniversary: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet survivors and bereaved

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving after the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, to mark the six month anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving after the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, to mark the six month anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire and those who lost loved ones, on the fifth anniversary of the tragedy.

A private meeting took place on Tuesday between the royal couple and those directly affected by the disaster, Kensington Palace said.

William and Kate are also attending a multi-faith service at the base of the tower, organised by the campaign group Grenfell United.

Cording has been removed to allow survivors, the bereaved and members of the community to gather at the tower for a seated service that will include prayers, readings and choir performances.

The service is being live-streamed on screens positioned in the surrounding area so the wider community and public can watch.

At the end of the service, the duke and duchess will take part in the laying of wreaths and flowers.

William previously accompanied the Queen to meet those affected by the fire in the days after the tragedy in June 2017, including local residents, and emergency responders.

The duke and duchess most recently met Grenfell survivors during a visit to mark the launch of the National Emergencies Trust, of which the duke is patron, in November 2019.

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