Prince William has delivered an emotional speech to Manchester Arena terror attack victims and their families today. The Duke of Cambridge referenced late mum Princess Diana in a heartwrenching address on Tuesday.
“I remember only too well the shock and grief on the faces of those I met when I visited Manchester in the days following the atrocity,” he said. “And the rawness of emotion at the Commemoration Service, held at your Cathedral just here, a year later.
“Five years on I know that the pain and the trauma felt by many, has not gone away,” he continued. “As someone who lives with his own grief, I also know that what often matters most to the bereaved is that those we have lost are not forgotten.”
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The Duke of Cambridge then continued, saying: “There is comfort in remembering. In acknowledging that, while taken horribly soon, they lived. They changed our lives. They were loved, and they are loved.”
“When the people of Manchester gathered to pay respect to the victims just days after the atrocity, you told the world that your music would not be silenced,” he continued. “Instead, you raised your voices together and you sang a song of love that was written by some of this city’s most famous sons.
“On that day you told each other that you would not look back in anger. And you showed the world the true heart of this extraordinary place.”
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