The attacks and the fire have come at a particularly hard time for Prime Minister Theresa May, who was weakened by the loss of her parliamentary majority in a June 8 election and faces arduous talks on Britain's exit from the European Union.
Fifty-eight people who were in Grenfell Tower are still missing and are presumed to be dead, London police announced Saturday, raising the death toll in the horrific inferno that turned the public housing block into a charred hulk.
"Whilst I sincerely hope that our work over the coming days means that we (will be) able to say that less people are confirmed as having died, I also have to consider the sad reality that this may rise", Metropolitan Police Cmdr.
Met Police also revealed that the official number of people either dead or missing - now 79 - is expected to rise following searches of the wreckage.
The death toll was first given as 12, before being revised up to 17, then 30, then 58.
At an improvised memorial wall covered in messages of grief and solidarity close to Grenfell Tower, firefighters and members of the local community stood together, some crying, as they observed the minute's silence.
Meanwhile, dozens of people erupted into Kensington and Chelsea town hall to protest the lack of response following the fire. But the government has been criticized for failing to act on recommendations from previous tower block fires.
"We are ensuring that within three weeks people will be rehoused so that they have a home to go to".
"It has been decided today that the public inquiry will report back to me personally", May said. "As Prime Minister, I will be responsible for implementing its findings". "On Saturday, I went in myself and went to the top floor".
Police would "look into what criminal offences may have been committed", he said, without giving details of who police suspect may be to blame for the fire, or what kind of offences they are investigating. "I absolutely get why they're angry".
There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited.
However, Kirkham said the evidence she had heard during the inquest "indicated that retrofitting of sprinkler systems in high-rise residential buildings might now be possible at lower cost than had previously been thought to be the case, and with modest disruption to residents".
Corbyn said on Sunday that the government has the power to take over empty apartments and offer them to the hundreds of Grenfell Tower residents left homeless by Wednesday's fire. "However, there may be other people who were in there on the night that others were not aware were there", he said. "In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of awful tragedies".
"Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity", Elizabeth said.
Such a direct message from the monarch is rare and indicates the extent of the turmoil in Britain.
After a tumultuous week that pitched Britain into its deepest political crisis since the Brexit referendum a year ago, May's future was already uncertain due to her failed gamble on a snap election.
The Prime Minister also said there had been "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information. There was a very clear sense of outrage that this is not ok.