'Trooping the colour' in London for queen's official birthday

Barsaba Taglieri
Giugno 21, 2017

Previously, the monarch had released an unprecedented statement in which she said that the United Kingdom remained "resolute in the face of adversity", in reference to the terror attacks in Manchester and London, as well as the deadly fire. She celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on 21 April and her official one which usually falls on the second Saturday in June.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte charmed onlookers at the annual Trooping of the Colours parade on Saturday.

Police say 58 people have died or are presumed to have died in Wednesday's fire and dozens are missing. Cundy says it is likely to continue rising.

The prime minister was jeered when she visited the Kensington site on Friday, and protests were held in the city.

Corbyn has written an open letter to the prime minister, calling for the public inquiry to ensure "all necessary lessons are learned".

Following Adele's emotional appearance at a recent vigil for victims and survivors and Tom Hardy's campaign to raise funds for those affected, Prince William joined Queen Elizabeth II for a sombre, touching visit to the Westway Sports Centre on Friday.

Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices.

The tragedy has provoked a huge response from nearby communities that have donated food and shelter to the victim.

Three appeals on the JustGiving site have helped to raise the 3 million pounds, and London's Evening Standard newspaper has launched a separate appeal that has raised at least 1.5 million pounds ($1.9 million) by Saturday morning.

With the monarch and her family eagerly watching the military display in 25C heat, an astonishing five soldiers collapsed, according to the Press Association.

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, stood silently on the steps of Buckingham Palace before the start of the Trooping the Color that each year marks the queen's official birthday, which is traditionally celebrated in June when the weather is warm.

"It was a death trap and they knew it", one person shouted as demonstrators stormed inside the offices of the Kensington and Chelsea council, which was responsible for managing the 1970s social housing block in a working-class enclave of one of Britain's richest areas.

The UK government has promised that all those left homeless by the disaster will be rehoused in the local area.

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