17 people are dead, and the death toll may likely increase as several are badly injured and lying on hospital beds.

London is mourning and the Queen is not exempted as she and her grandson Prince William dropped in to an emergency shelter in West London this morning to meet the devastated survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster.  

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, visited the Westway Sports Centre in White City - a venue that has been a focal point for efforts to support those affected by the deadly inferno inside the high rise.  

The royal visitors are expected to meet volunteers, local residents and community representatives while visiting the centre, which is in the shadow of the charred remains of the building in west London.

Their visit to the Westway Sports Centre comes after police say some of those killed in the fire at the west London flats may never be identified.

At present there could be as many as 76 people missing as a result of the blaze.

17 people are known to have died but that figure is set to rise, with fears the death toll could exceed 60.

The Queen and Duke of Cambridge are expected to meet volunteers, local residents and community representatives.

Emergency services are to spend a third day searching for bodies in the burnt-out Grenfell Tower in North Kensington.

Fire chiefs say they do not expect to find more survivors, while PM Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry.

Police said on Thursday that they had launched a criminal investigation into the fire