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Royals and politicians join survivors at Grenfell memorial service

The royal family has shown solidarity with families whose relatives died in the Grenfell Tower fire by attending a national memorial service.

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry arriving for the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service Credit: PA

Survivors, bereaved families, the local community and first responders were joined by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the event at St Paul's Cathedral.

The Prince of Wales arriving for the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service Credit: PA

Prime Minister Theresa May, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn were among the politicians accompanying more than 1,500 guests for the service.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow home secretary Diane Abbott Credit: PA

The memorial will focus on remembering the 71 victims of the tower block fire, and providing those affected with messages of support, strength and hope for the future.

Among us are survivors of the fire in Grenfell Tower exactly six months ago; those who have lost members of their families, or their friends; those who live or work in North Kensington as neighbours and members of the local community; those who served others as frontline responders or volunteers, or who assisted with the immediate tasks of coping with the losses of lives, homes and livelihoods; and there are representatives of our national life, because this is a nation that grieves at the unspeakable tragedy, loss and hurt of that June day.

– Reverend Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul's