Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry honor victims of Westminster terror attack


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, along with Prince Harry, joined the memorial service outside the Westminster Abbey held for the victims of the London terror attack.

Together with the victim's family and loved ones, the members of the British royalty paid respect to the four innocent victims of the attack on March 22. The event was held on a gloomy Wednesday afternoon.

The British royal family laid a wreath on the Innocent Victims' Memorial with a message attributed to the four victims, 54-year-old Kurt Cochran, 44-year-old college worker Aysha Frade, 75-year-old retired worker, Leslie Rhodes and PC Keith Palmer, who was fatally stabbed. The suspect, Khalid Masood, was shot dead after stabbing police officer Palmer multiple times, entering the Parliament Square. A close protection officer, reported to be Defence Secretary Michael Fallon's bodyguard, was the one who shot Masood three times to his death.

According to Mirror UK, many of the victims who survived from the attack also joined the event and each paid tribute to their fellow victims who passed away. Some of the survivors went with wheelchairs and crutches and each got emotional after recalling the happenings on the frightful day. Melissa Cochran, wife of one of the victims, Kurt Cochran, attended the service with a wheelchair to pay tribute to her late husband.

A congregational mass was also held inside the Westminster Abbey, which was attended by 1,800 people in total. The congregation was presided by the Dean of Westminster, Very Reverend John Hall, who led the lighting of candles, reciting the Lord's prayer and song. UK Home Secretary, Amber Rudd and Prince William took part of the Bible reading. It ended with Our Father prayer and singing of the National Anthem. After the mass, the royal family went to meet the victims' families and loved ones privately.

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