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Families and survivors gather for Grenfell Tower memorial

MEMORIAL: People in attendance of the Grenfell Tower memorial at St Paul's Cathedral

SURVIVORS OF the Grenfell Tower fire and family members of those who lost loved ones in the tragic inferno have gathered for a memorial at St Paul's Cathedral.

The bereaved, survivors and rescue workers were joined by the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the Cathedral to mark six months since the fire.

Dean of St Paul Dr David Ison said the UK "grieves at the unspeakable tragedy, loss and hurt of that June day".

The fire, on 14 June, claimed 71 lives.

The service is being held to give thanks to everyone who assisted on the ground at the time of the tragedy and since it - including the emergency services, the recovery team, the community, public support workers and volunteers.


PICTURED: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are also in attendance.

The ceremony also includes performances from The Ebony Steel Band, the Portobello Road Salvation Army Band, an Islamic girls' choir from the Al Sadiq and Al Zahra Schools, and the St Paul's Cathedral Choir .

A pre-recorded sound montage of anonymous voices from the Grenfell community will also be played.

Following the service, bereaved families and survivors will leave the cathedral together in silence, holding white roses.

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