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Prince William Breaks Royal Protocol, Hugs Victim of Deadly London Fire (Photos)


Queen Elizabeth II, 91, and her grandson, Prince William 34, had made an emotional visit together on Friday to see the survivors, meet with victims’ families and rescue workers who were affected by the inferno, which engulfed the Grenfell Tower in London.

Prince William hugged a victim of Wednesday’s deadly west London fire (which currently has a death toll of 58 people) when he made a visit to a crisis center on Friday.

The prince’s embrace broke with royal protocol — touching royal members is historically reserved for handshakes — and instead embraced the distressed woman who was reportedly desperate to locate her husband who was trapped an elevator during the time of the fire.

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In an unannounced tour of the area, the royals went to the Westway Sports Centre close to the tower.

The venue had been a focal point for efforts to support those affected by the fire which engulfed the apartment tower in a matter of minutes. During the visit, they met with first responders from the Emergency Services, as well as local residents and community representatives.

William, Princess Kate, and Prince Harry had also made a donation to a fund to help the families who were made homeless by the tragedy.