The princely couple visited on Tuesday a place commemorating the victims of the Manchester attack, which occurred in 2017, on the sidelines of an Ariana Grande concert.
Five years after the Manchester attack, which killed 22 people on the sidelines of an Ariana Grande concert, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gathered on Tuesday at the “Glade Light memorial”, created last January in memory the victims.
They met the bereaved families and attended a reception at Manchester Cathedral. Prince William spoke and spoke of his own grief, that of his mother Diana, who died in a car accident in 1997.
“It is comforting to remember”
“As someone who lives with their own grief, I also know that what matters most to those who are grieving is that those we have lost are not forgotten. It is comforting to remember. Recognizing that , although they died horribly early, they lived. They changed our lives. They were loved, and they are loved. This is why memorials such as the Glade Light memorial are so important. why Catherine and I wanted so much to be with you today.”
Hundreds of people were injured during this suicide attack perpetrated by a radicalized 23-year-old Briton and claimed by Daesh. The target being the Manchester Arena where the American singer Ariana Grande was performing that evening, several victims were very young girls who came to see their idol.