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British Royal Family

Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry attend the Grenfell Tower memorial service

The golden royal trio joined mourners in a beautiful show of solidarity.

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and other senior royal family members paid their respects as they attended a memorial service on Thursday for those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.
The "monster blaze" at the 24-storey tower in June claimed the lives of 53 adults and 18 children and made hundreds more homeless. It's believed a faulty fridge-freezer sparked the initial fire before spreading rapidly.
The multi-faith service at St Paul's Cathedral in London, which included a string of tribute performances as well as messages of support for the bereaved, comes exactly six months after the North Kensington tragedy.
Kate, who is expecting her third little prince or princess in April, chose a navy coat with silver buttons by Carolina Herrera for the sombre occasion. She accented the look with a pair of suede block-heeled shoes from Jimmy Choo -- a sturdy choice for the expectant royal.
The trio were joined by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Harry's new fiancée Meghan Markle was not in attendance.
The royal trio paid their respects as they attended a memorial service for all those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear navy for the sombre occasion.
Kate was pictured placing a protective hand on her growing baby bump. She's expecting her third child in April.
William appeared particularly attentive of his wife during the event.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were also in attendance.
The Duchess, 35, recently dropped by the Rugby Portobello Trust in North Kensington -- less than a mile from the site of the destroyed tower block. The trust has been pivotal in offering support to people affected by the devastating fire, providing former residents access to grants and private donations and helping with their new accommodation.
During the visit, the mother-of-two (with another due in April) took part in a music workshop and helped organise the children's Christmas party.
Wearing a burgundy coloured coat with a hint of sparkle by maternity-wear specialist Seraphine, the beloved royal also took the opportunity to hand out some much-deserved gifts.
WATCH: Duchess Kate chats happily with those present at the festive event. Post continues...
Kate, William and Harry made an undisclosed donation to an emergency appeal helping those affected by the blaze. The golden royal trio sent the donation to the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund shortly after the tragedy unfolded.
At the time, in a statement issued to the newspaper, a Kensington Palace spokesman said: "The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance."
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into action. As residents of the local area they are keen to offer their immediate support."
Dropping by the Rugby Portobello Trust, Kate brought some much-needed Christmas cheer to those families who lost their homes when the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy struck six months ago.
She bonded with fellow mums as she handed out some Christmas gifts.
She also helped to set up a Christmas party for the children.
The Queen and Prince Philip also paid tribute to all those who had been affected by the devastating incident.
In a statement from Buckingham Palace just hours after the tragedy occured, the 91-year-old monarch sent thoughts and prayers before praising the tireless efforts of all those who worked to save trapped residents and aid those affected by the inferno.
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