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Grenfell Tower fire: Prince Harry visits volunteers going through mountains of donations

He visited a site which has been taken over by British Red Cross as a sorting hub

Prince Harry has visited volunteers helping with the Grenfell Tower relief effort in Ealing.

His Royal Highness dropped into a Royal Mail site in Greenford which has been taken over as a sorting hub for the mountains of donations by the British Red Cross.

His brother Prince William and grandmother The Queen had visited survivors of the fire in the days after the disaster .

During the visit Prince Harry also spoke to Royal Mail workers who have facilitated the operation with the charity(Image: PA)

Prince Harry, who is fifth in line to the throne, was seen smiling and chatting to workers during a 50 minute private visit on Thursday (July 28).

He also spent time with Royal Mail workers who have facilitated the operation with the charity.

Adele Hampton, 51, has been volunteering between shifts as an auxiliary nurse, travelling from her home in Kent to help.

Prince Harry spent around 50 minutes talking to British Red Cross volunteers(Image: PA)

She said after meeting Harry: “His visit is a boost and recognition - not that we want recognition, we don’t, but for someone in such a position to care enough to take time out to come and see us means a lot.

“I wouldn’t say it makes it worthwhile, what makes it worthwhile is making sure the victims get support .

“But when someone like Prince Harry comes down here, it’s lovely and genuine. He wanted to talk to everybody.”

A Kensington Palace spokeswoman said: “Prince Harry wanted to visit the volunteers who have given many hours of their time to help sort through the huge number of donations made to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

“His Royal Highness was moved to hear how generous the public and businesses have been in donating all kinds of items to those affected; he thanked the teams from the British Red Cross and the Royal Mail who have worked tirelessly to sort through the donations.”

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