Yesterday morning, Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited the U.S. Embassy in London.
They were there to pay tribute to the 49 dead and 53 wounded victims of the horrific shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida early last Sunday morning. Prince William and Kate met with U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun and his staff before signing a book of condolences.
The royals were appropriately somber as they took turns to sign the book. Prince William reportedly wrote, “With our deepest condolences and our thoughts and prayers to all those affected.” The Duchess simply signed “Catherine,” beside her husband’s name.
The royal couple signed the book in front of a flag given to Hillary Clinton by the LGBT rights group, The Kaleidoscope Trust.
Afterwards, the pair met with embassy officials who have worked on LGBT rights. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Prime Minister David Cameron have also expressed their condolences and solidarity for the victims of the deadly attack.