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Published: Wed, June 21, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

The Queen acknowledges 'very sombre national mood' after Grenfell fire

The Queen acknowledges 'very sombre national mood' after Grenfell fire

This year, the official day of the sovereign took place at a time when the country is shocked by the tragedy at Grenfell Tower.

The Queen has said the country has been "resolute in the face of adversity" following recent tragedies in London and Manchester. "United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding so frightful affected by injury and loss".

"We've worked tirelessly to establish how many people we believe were in Grenfell Tower on the night and at this point in time we are unable to say that they are safe or well", he said.

She said in her message on Saturday: "Today is traditionally a day of celebration".

Smoke and flames rise from the Grenfell Tower on fire in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting "We want justice!" surged toward the doors.

THE Queen has shared a tribute to the victims of the Manchester and London terror attacks as part of her 91st birthday message.

As for why the Queen celebrates her birthday twice, the Royal Mint explains, "The official birthday is held in the summer as it means there's a better chance of good weather for the ceremony".

Queen Elizabeth and Prince William have made an emotional visit to the site of the Grenfell Tower disaster, meeting with mourners and offering comforting words to victims.

Prime Minister Theresa May came in for trenchant criticism from angry victims of Grenfell Tower tragedy for allegedly being "cold as a fish" to it, but Queen Elizabeth II was hailed for reflecting the national mood on Saturday, her official birthday.

A solemn Queen Elizabeth II marked a minute of silence Saturday for victims of the London high-rise inferno that killed at least 30 people as exhausted firefighters continued their grim search for more bodies.

May announced a £5 million package to help the victims, and promised to re-house majority in the Kensington and Chelsea borough.

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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