Grenfell Tower fire: Nation stops to mark 12 months since fire claimed 72 lives
Parts of the UK have fallen silent to mark 12 months since the Grenfell Tower fire claimed the lives of 72 people.
The names of the victims were read out at a memorial service close to the building in west London, while candles were lit at a nearby church.
Seventy-two white doves were released outside, symbolising those who lost their lives.
Hundreds of people then walked to the tower in a silent procession.
A nationwide minute's silence was led by the Queen at midday, who paused during a visit to northwestern England with her new granddaughter-in-law Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
The monarch wore green, which has been adopted as the colour of the commemorative "green for Grenfell" campaign.
The silence was also observed by the England football team, training in Russia for the World Cup.
Green ribbons were tied around pillars in the church and many mourners wore the bright colour.
Former Grenfell resident Antonio Roncolato said the anniversary was "a time to reflect and to raise further awareness and make sure that the world is still listening because we don't want this to happen ever again."
Singer Adele and grime musician Stormzy joined the emotional memorial services near the base of the tower, where survivors, relatives and neighbours laid wreaths and a gospel choir sang "Lean on Me."
Earlier, the London Eye, Downing Street and other iconic buildings across London turned green in the early hours of to mark the moment fire broke out in a kitchen in the tower.
It was the worst loss of life in a domestic blaze in Britain since World War II and sparked nationwide grief and soul-searching.
The victims lived in a social-housing tower at the heart of one of the richest parts of London.
Clarrie Mendy, who lost two family members in the fire told the BBC: "It's a service of healing, community, inclusivity and solidarity, to know we are not alone."
Prime Minister Theresa May posted to Twitter to say she wanted to “pay tribute” to the victims’ “family, friends and loved ones for the strength and dignity they have shown”.