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Service of Hope for Westminster Terror victims to be attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry



On 5 April, Westminster Abbey will be holding a Service of Hope for those affected by the Westminster Terror Attack last week.

The service that will be broadcast live on BBC Television at noon will be attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Others in attendance include the Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Craig Mackey and Home Secretary, the Rt Hom Amber Rudd MP.

Victims of the attack, families of loved ones lost, first responders from the fire, ambulance, and police, witnesses and NHS hospital services will make up the congregation that is by invitation only.

A press release by Westminster Abbey notes that “major denomination and faiths” from across the United Kingdom will be represented.

Yesterday, Prince William laid a wreath for PC Keith Palmer at the Police Memorial Garden at the National Memorial Arboretum who died in the attack.

On the wreath, Prince William left a message which reads: “For PC Keith Palmer, and all those who have served our community so valiantly, your legacy is our way of life.”

Following the attack, The Queen released a statement addressed to the Police Commissioner, Her Majesty said: “Following the shocking events in Westminster, Prince Philip and I are sorry that we are not able to open the New Scotland Yard building as planned today, for very understandable reasons.

“I look forward to visiting at a later date.

“My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with all those who have been affected by yesterday’s awful violence.

“I know I speak for everyone in expressing my enduring thanks and admiration for the members of the Metropolitan Police service and all who work so selflessly to help and protect others.

Elizabeth R.”

The London Terror Attack took place on 22 March. Around 50 people were injured, and five people were killed, including PC Keith Palmer who was stabbed to death outside the Palace of Westminster and the perpetrator.