Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Amid turmoil, Queen Elizabeth says Britain sombre but steadfast

Amid turmoil, Queen Elizabeth says Britain sombre but steadfast

The queen marked her official birthday Saturday by saying Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester.

A message from The Queen on Her Majesty's Official Birthday. This year, however, it is hard to escape a very' sombre national mood.

At least 58 people are dead - or missing, presumed dead - following the blaze early on Wednesday.

No 10 said the £500 cash payment is already being handed out and further payments will be available from the Westway Centre and the nearby post office in Portobello Road.

NHS England says the injured are being treated in four London hospitals. In a letter to May, he listed a litany of residents' concerns, including a lack of information about missing relatives, the chaotic response of the local council and worries over safety in other tower blocks.

Many residents who spoke to CNN were angry at the Prime Minister's decision not to meet with victims when she visited the area Thursday.

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Britain has witnessed a "succession of bad tragedies", she said, reflecting on the terror attacks in Manchester, at Westminster and London Bridge as well as the Grenfell tower fire which killed at least 30 people this week.

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Around the corner, volunteers offered counseling to those traumatized by the disaster and handed out donated food and water to those in need. She has also ordered 5 million pounds (6.4 million US dollars) to be given to a relief fund to help victims of the fire.

The government is struggling to find temporary housing for people who lived in the 24-story tower.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has attended a church service near the ruined London high-rise apartment building where at least 58 people perished. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Protesters walk down Ladbroke Grove in west London demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower disaster. We know that there are still bodies of those who died inside the building and we want to return those people to their families as soon as we possibly can.

Addressing the British people on her official birthday, Queen Elizabeth wrote of a "very sombre national mood" following a "succession of bad tragedies" that have befallen the British people over the last number of months.

An inquiry should be properly resourced so it can get the full truth about the fire as quickly as possible, he said.

Corbyn told ITV's "Peston on Sunday" that the local council, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, was failing to provide effective help for people made homeless by the fire - despite being the wealthiest local authority in the country.

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