Queen praises a country 'resolute in the face of adversity'

While there, the royals met with volunteers, local residents, emergency services members and community representatives.

She wrote this after visiting those left homeless by the fire at Grenfell Tower on Friday.

In a television interview, she sidestepped questions over whether she had misread the public mood.

The monarch and her grandson, Prince William, paid a visit to the Westway Sports Centre in White City, West London, on Friday.

The queen, sporting a royal blue ensemble, met with volunteers, local residents and community representatives throughout their visit, as William reportedly called the tragedy "one of the most bad things I have seen".

She stood for a minute's silence at the start of her birthday parade on Saturday.

She said her visits to London and Manchester - the latter the site of a terror attack last month - have highlighted the people who offer comfort and support to those affected. "United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favor, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with survivors of the London high-rise fire at her Downing Street office.

Saturday's newspapers conveyed the sense of anger. At the moment, police said 16 bodies have been recovered.

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth). Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh return to Buckingham Palace in a carriage, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 17, 2017.

The government has promised a full public inquiry, but that has done little to a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building.

May's most senior cabinet minister, Damian Green, went onto national radio Saturday to defend the prime minister. BBC reported that it could be around 70 people in total.

There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, and whether a recent refurbishment, including new external cladding, helped fuel the flames.

A resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from a building on fire in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

The inferno Wednesday morning at the 24-story Grenfell Tower has led to community anger and protests over the government's response.

Seven Moroccans are among the dead, the north African country's foreign affairs ministry said.