Britain 'resolute in the face of adversity'

Grenfell residents in ‘passionate angry’ exchanges with PM at Downing Street

She rode with her husband Prince Philip in an open carriage in the procession along Horse Guards Parade.

In a statement released on her official 91st birthday, she said that while the day was traditionally a celebration, it is hard to escape a very sombre national mood.

The royals toured the emergency shelter set up at Westway Sports Centre in West London where they greeted survivors, volunteers and firefighters.

Smoke and flames rise from the Grenfell Tower on fire in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

Scuffles broke out near the Kensington and Chelsea town hall offices Friday as demonstrators chanting "We want justice!" surged toward the doors.

Emergency workers have reached the 24 floor, the top floor, of the tower. Grief over a London high-rise tower fire that killed dozens turned to outrage Friday amid reports that the materials used in a recent renovation of the public housing block may have fueled the inferno.

"It will go to establish the answers of what happened in the fire and how it spread; it will look at the building itself; it will look at the refurbishment as well".

Queen Elizabeth II is doing what she can to comfort the survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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"In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies", the monarch said, referring to the fire and the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London.

Her birthday will be celebrated by the Trooping of the Colour parade in central London on Saturday.

"It is hard to escape a very sombre national mood", she said in a message marking the event.

He talked emotionally about the Grenfell Tower tragedy, which has claimed the lives of at least 30 people and described the fire as "one of the most awful things I have ever seen". "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", she added.

The government has promised a full public inquiry.

Mohammed Alhajali has been the first victim identified from the fire.

Metropolitan police commander Stuart Cundy said the death toll "may increase" and that the "significant" recovery operation is likely to take weeks. In a letter to May, he listed a litany of residents' concerns, including a lack of information about missing relatives, the chaotic response of the local council and worries over safety in other tower blocks.

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