Prince Harry comforts sobbing daughter of Grenfell Tower victim at emotional service

PRINCE Harry comforted the sobbing daughter of a Grenfell Tower victim at today's emotional service.

Maria Jafari, 38, who lost her 82-year-0ld dad Ali in the deadly blaze, read a poem in front of hundreds of mourners at St Paul's Cathedral.

Her family met Prince Harry at the end of the service, after she emotionally recited a 13th century Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.

Harry told her mother, Fatima Jafari, 78, that she must have been very proud of her daughter for speaking at the front, before congratulating her for taking part.

As Mrs Jafari began sobbing for her husband Ali the prince asked an interpreter: "Just tell her I am so incredibly sorry for her loss."

Prince Harry was joined by his brother Prince William and sister-in-law Kate for a national memorial service for the victims alongside politicians.

Survivors sat side-by-side with the VIPs for the service to honour those who died in the devastating blaze, as a bereaved relative described it as an opportunity for "words of healing and truth".

A recording of people from the Grenfell area speaking about their memories of the fire was played, echoing around the vast cathedral.

A banner with the Grenfell Heart will be displayed in the domed building, while the Ebony Steel Band, the Portobello Road Salvation Army Band, an Islamic girls' choir from the Al Sadiq and Al Zahra Schools, and the St Paul's Cathedral Choir will perform.” target=”_blank” title=”Click to share on Twitter

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