Kate Middelton and Price William Visit Birmingham Families After Deadly Riots

Kate Middelton and Price William today visited a community centre near the spot where three men were killed during last week's riots, UK's Daily Mail reports.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middelton and Price William arrived to meet with the Muslim parents of Haroon Jahan, 21, and brothers Shazad Ali, 30, and Abdul Musavir, 31, all killed last week. “The arrival of the Duke and Duchess in bright sunshine has really helped lift the mood here,” a police officer said later.

“Looking at all the young people out and about on the streets, we couldn’t believe it was happening in Britain,” said Kate, describing her horror at the scenes unfolding earlier this month on television.

Three Muslims were buried on Thursday in a funeral attended by some 20,000. Kate Middelton and Price William were greeted by staff members from the emergency services upon arrival at Summerfield Community Centre in the Winson Green area of the city.

We want to show our continued support," Kate Middelton and Price William said.

As of 15 August, about 3,100 people have been arrested, of whom more than 1,000 have been charged. Arrests, charges and court proceedings continue, with courts working extended hours. Kate Middelton and Price William spoke for approximately 20 minutes with the parents of Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir.

Five people died and at least 16 others were injured as a direct result of related violent acts. An estimated £200 million worth of property damage was incurred, and local economic activity was significantly compromised. [Photo Credit Daily Mail]

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