Westminster attack: Prince Harry and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join injured survivors and victims’ families at Service of Hope

5 APRIL 2017 • 12:45PM

Injured survivors of the Westminster terror attack have joined the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a memorial service.

The service at Westminster Abbey in Central London takes place just meters away from Westminster Bridge, where Khalid Masood mowed down pedestrians before stabbing a police officer outside Parliament.

Melissa Cochran, an American tourist whose husband Kurt, 54, was one of those killed by Masood, attended the multi-faith service of hope in a wheelchair.

The other victims were retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, and Aysha Frade, 44.

Police shot dead Masood, 52, after he fatally stabbed officer Keith Palmer in a Parliament courtyard.

The congregation of 1,800 includes members of the emergency services, the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, Metropolitan Police Acting Commissioner, Craig Mackey, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Two weeks after the attack, seven people are still in hospital with their injuries.

The Duke laid a wreath of spring flowers, including red and white roses and gerbera, at the Innocent Victims memorial outside the Abbey in central London as they arrived.

The royals were greeted by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Metropolitan Police Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey before processing down the aisle, where emergency services personnel lined the front row.

William gave a Bible reading from Luke, Chapter 10, about the Good Samaritan, while Ms Rudd read from Jeremiah.

Westminster attack: Prince Harry and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join injured survivors and victims’ families at Service of Hope

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