Kate meets mothers caught up in Grenfell Tower blaze

The Duchess of Cambridge has heard the stories of mothers caught up in the Grenfell Tower blaze when she visited a centre supporting the local community.

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Kate had a private informal meeting with a group of young women who have been helped by the Rugby Portobello Trust at its community centre in North Kensington.

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She even played Father Christmas, helping to hand out presents to children whose parents attend the Magic Mums group, many of whom were affected by the Grenfell inferno which claimed 71 lives, including that of a stillborn baby, and left hundreds homeless.

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The trust has been a key institution for survivors of the blaze, helping to distribute much-needed donated funds to families who lost everything in the fire.

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The duchess, who wore a coat by Seraphine, sympathised with the plight of the community and praised the work of the trust, telling a group of youngsters in a music therapy workshop: "It's amazing for all of you to have this support, particularly at such a difficult, such a tragic time."