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


In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies.

Cundy said that search and recovery efforts will take a "significant" amount of time.

Cundy also mentioned that his "heart goes out to those affected".

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, joined other members of the royal family at the annual Trooping the Colour parade in London.

She said it was "difficult to escape a very sombre mood", in a message released on her official birthday.

"That's why I came straight back to Downing Street and I ordered a public inquiry". It being said that building is not yet safe for rescue work and emergency services in most floors of the apartment.

Green said the government would pay for residents' legal representation at the inquiry and reiterated May's promise to rehouse those displaced by the fire within three weeks as close as possible to home. She says "the support on the ground for families who needed help or basic information in the initial hours after this appalling disaster was not good enough".

Barwell had told lawmakers that the government meant to review fire safety standards following a fatal fire at Lakanal House, a London high-rise in 2009.

As for why the Queen celebrates her birthday twice, the Royal Mint explains, "The official birthday is held in the summer as it means there's a better chance of good weather for the ceremony".

The inferno engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14, resulting in 30 confirmed deaths, 74 non-fatal injuries and at least 28 missing people who have been presumed dead.

Prime Minister Theresa May was greeted with cries of "coward" and "shame on you" as she returned to the site of the devastating fire in west London on Friday after being criticised for not meeting victims in the wake of the tragedy. The public is also demanding answers about how the blaze spread so quickly amid reports that the recently-renovated building's exterior paneling fueled the flames.

Grief over a high-rise tower blaze that killed dozens of people turned to outrage Friday amid suggestions that materials used in a recent renovation project may have contributed to the disaster. The British government has announced a 5 million-pound ($6.3 million) emergency fund for the victims.

Many wept openly as candles illuminated the road outside the Latymer Christian Centre, yards from the site of the blaze.

More than 70 people reportedly remain unaccounted for and the area surrounding the tower has been plastered by distraught relatives with pictures of the missing, from grandparents to young children.

Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting "We want justice!" surged toward the doors.