This morning Kate and William visited the US Embassy in London to sign a condolence book for the victims of Sunday’s horrific shootings in Orlando.
Kate, William and US AMbassador Matthew Barzun.
— U.S. Embassy London (@USAinUK) June 14, 2016
The message the couple wrote.
From The Express:
The couple then spoke to embassy staff who have worked on LGBT issues.
Back to The Express story:
Dozens of embassy workers, all wearing custom-made badges with a combination of the American, British and Pride flags, filled the lobby for the royal visit.
The UK/USA have created a virtual condolence book that can be signed online.
A message from the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall is posted in that book.
Sunday was the first time in more than 5 years that I labored over the issue of publishing a post; the ghastly events in Orlando prompted concerns about propriety. I came to the conclusion that distractions can be a good thing, even when about something as seemingly frivolous as fashion – being horrified and saddened by what has happened and enjoying a diversion are not mutually exclusive things. But with apologies to those looking for the usual specifics and detailed photos about what Kate wore to the Embassy, I’m not comfortable writing about that at length. Sharing the photos, a link to the virtual condolence book and quick list feels acceptable, but anything beyond doesn’t sit right. Here is the quick list: a new dress by Tory Burch (thank you Lisa S.), Ralph Lauren jacket, Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley Power pumps (I think), Kiki McDonough Lauren leaf earrings.
We’ll see you this afternoon with coverage of the garden party in Northern Ireland.