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On Friday, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited the Westway Sports Centre in London, which has served as an emergency rescue center for victims of the nearby Grenfell Tower fire.


While there, the royals met with volunteers, local residents, emergency services members and community representatives.

RELATED: The queen offer words of encouragement to the victims and families of the Grenfell Tower fire

The Queen and The Duke of Cambridge also met members of the emergency services at Westway Sports Centre in London. 📷PA

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An emotional Prince William described the tragedy, which claimed the lives of at least 30 people on Tuesday night, as “one of the most terrible things I’ve ever seen.”

“The Queen said to me ‘You have been incredible, please keep continuing,'” charity worker Taksima Ferdous said of the visit. “Prince William shook my hand and said ‘thank you.’ They both encouraged us, the volunteers, to continue with the work that we are doing. They were thanking us, I think they are grateful. I was overwhelmed just to speak to her, my heart was racing.”

While the death toll stands officially at 30 right now, it’s feared that the number will rise significantly as workers search through the charred building. Around 70 people are reportedly still missing.

RELATED: Prince Harry lent a helping hand in the re-opening of London’s Borough Market weeks after the terror attacks

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Carlin Becker is an Associate Content Editor at Rare. Follow her on Twitter @_carlbeck.
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