The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a memorial service to mark the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire on Tuesday 14th June. Ahead of the service, The Duke and Duchess met privately with survivors of the fire and those who lost loved ones.
Organised by Grenfell United, the multi-faith service will take place at the foot of Grenfell Tower and will consist of prayers, readings and choir performances. At the end of the service, The Duke and Duchess will take part in the laying of wreaths and flowers to pay tribute to the 72 residents who lost their lives during the fire.
Formed in the days after the fire by a group of survivors and the bereaved, Grenfell United work to provide pastoral care for those affected and advocate for families to ensure that such a tragic event is not repeated. The organisation previously held memorial services outside the Tower site in 2018 and 2019 and facilitated individual visits to the site for the bereaved and survivors during the pandemic to lay flowers and take time to pay their respects.
The Duke of Cambridge previously accompanied Her Majesty The Queen to meet those affected by the fire in June 2017, including local residents, members of the community and emergency responders. The Duke and The Duchess most recently met Grenfell survivors during a visit to mark the launch of the National Emergencies Trust, of which The Duke is Patron, in November 2019.