The Queen reflects on the 'sombre national mood' as locals ask her to 'give up one of her palaces' to Grenfell Tower victims

LONDON — The Queen used her message on her official birthday to reflect of the tragedies that have engulfed the country over the last few months.
The Queen highlighted the "very sombre national mood" following the Grenfell Tower fire that has killed at least 30 people and injured dozens of others, as well as the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.
She said:
"Today is a traditional day of celebration. This year, however, it is very difficult to escape a very sombre national mood."
"United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss."
Here is her full statement that was posted on Twitter:



A message from The Queen on Her Majesty's Official Birthday. https://t.co/vaKt5qj7IZ pic.twitter.com/Tv7t9aB3PV — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 17, 2017



The Queen and Duke of Cambridge met volunteers, residents and community representatives earlier this week at the Westway Sports Centre.
There was mixed reaction over her taking her time to visit victims of the fire and to hear their stories. Some applauded her for visiting victims despite Prime Minister Theresa May's representatives saying she could not meet Grenfell residents due to security concerns:



Theresa May : "I couldn't speak to residents of Grenfell Tower because of security concerns"The Queen : "Hold my crown..." https://t.co/dCyLo55G8a — Adam

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-queen...

Similar news

A Former White Supremacist Condemns Trump: "He Is the Leader They've Been Waiting For" 0 0 0
'I Think Jesus Would Be a Juggalo' 0 0 0
In Illinois, This College Town Won't Be Eclipsed By August's Celestial Event 0 0 0
The Latest: 'King of Comedy' Director, Co-Star Praise Lewis 0 0 0
1920's Solar Eclipse - Spectators And Astronomers 0 0 0
The Atlanta Rally For Peace Brought Us One Ludacris Moment 0 0 0
The Entire Internet Is Mad About This Healthy Mac & Cheese 0 0 0
Chris Christie says he's no longer seeking sports radio host job 0 0 0
Trump to announce new strategy — and probably more troops — for Afghanistan 0 0 0
Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states 0 0 0