Amid turmoil, Queen Elizabeth says Britain sombre but steadfast

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Giugno 19, 2017

The British capital was also struck by a terrorist attack earlier this month, in which eight people died when three attackers drove into pedestrians on London Bridge and then went on a stabbing rampage.

On 22 March a terrorist killed four people using a hired auto on Westminster Bridge before stabbing PC Keith Palmer to death in the courtyard outside the Houses of Parliament.

In a statement released on her official 91st birthday, she said that while the day was traditionally a celebration, "it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood".

She became queen in 1952, aged 25.

Amid the turmoil of militant attacks, political crisis and a deadly fire disaster, Queen Elizabeth said Britain was in a deeply sombre mood but that its people were resolute in the face of adversity.

On Friday June 16 the Queen, alongside Prince William, met survivors of the Grenfell Tower blaze as they visited a refugee centre in West London.

The queen, sporting a royal blue ensemble, met with volunteers, local residents and community representatives throughout their visit, as William reportedly called the tragedy "one of the most awful things I have seen".

"As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events".

"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity".

The monarch visited the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital following the Manchester Arena attack in which 22 people were killed following an Ariana Grande concert. "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", she said. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team?

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