Queen Visits Survivors Of London Tower Fire


Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William on Friday visited survivors of the blaze that ripped through a London tower block, killing 17 people and leaving many more unaccounted for.

The Queen and her grandson met survivors, volunteers, local residents and community workers at a fitness centre in Kensington, which is providing emergency accommodation for those affected by the fire in nearby Grenfell Tower.

On Thursday, the monarch had praised the fire brigade’s “bravery’’ and the “unbelievable generosity’’ of volunteers who fought to mitigate the tragedy.

The Queen’s visit comes amid an atmosphere of acrimony and confusion.

A speech given near the tower by London Mayor Sadiq Khan was interrupted by hecklers, who said that the fire “could have been prevented.’’

David Lammy, a lawmaker from the opposition Labour Party, called for a criminal…

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