Queen Elizabeth and Prince William Comfort Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Disaster -- See the Pics
By Jennifer Drysdale
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Queen Elizabeth II is doing what she can to comfort the survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
The monarch and her grandson, Prince William, paid a visit to the Westway Sports Centre in White City, West London, on Friday. The venue has been turned into an emergency shelter following the devastating fire that engulfed a 24-story apartment building, taking the lives of at least 17 people, with dozens still missing.
According to reports, fire officials were called to Grenfell Tower to combat the blaze at around 1 a.m. local time on Wednesday. The fire continued for over 10 hours. The cause of the fire has not yet been announced.
The queen, sporting a royal blue ensemble, met with volunteers, local residents and community representatives throughout their visit, as William reportedly called the tragedy "one of the most terrible things I have seen."