Prince William Visits Manchester, Meets First Responders, And Praises the City's 'Strength and Togetherness'
By Rachel McRady
Prince William traveled to Manchester, England, on Friday for a surprise visit to greet the first responders and citizens who helped during the May 22 bombing following Ariana Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena.
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“The Duke wanted to acknowledge and thank the people of Manchester for their strength, decency and kindness,” the Kensington Palace Twitter account wrote.
The Duke arrives at The Greater Manchester Police Headquarters to meet the officers involved in the response to last week's attack. pic.twitter.com/yqe0P6C4j3
While at the church, he signed the Book of Condolence in honor of those who lost their lives, writing, “Manchester’s strength and togetherness is an example to the world. My thoughts are with all those affected.”
He later had a private meet and greet at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital with those who were injured. Prince William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, paid a visit to the same facility just last week.
HRH signs the Book of Condolence at Manchester Cathedral, and pays tribute to the city's "strength and togetherness." pic.twitter.com/KY8vTpejXn