Published: Thu, May 24, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Ariana Grande remembers Manchester bomb attack victims on first anniversary

Ariana Grande remembers Manchester bomb attack victims on first anniversary

Afterwards, Prince William met privately with some of the bereaved families and left a handwritten message on a Tree of Hope.

"In this service we come together as people of different faiths and none, and to remember with love before God those whose lives were lost and those whose lives have been changed forever", said Manchester Cathedral dean Rogers Govender.

They included Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis, One Day Like This by Elbow and Never Forget by Take That.

She wrote: 'So wish i were there with u all today. u have no idea. love you so v much'.

"It was created to strike at the heart of our values and our way of life in one of our most vibrant cities, with the aim of breaking our resolve and dividing us".

More than 50,000 people turned out at the Old Trafford cricket ground just two weeks after the attack to watch stars such as Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Liam Gallagher perform.

Twenty-three people including the attacker were killed in the terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

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"The last thing I would ever want is for my fans to see something like that happen and think it won", she said.

With his wife and father looking on, he paid tribute to the "amazing work" of the emergency services and those who responded on the night.

A minute's silence will be observed across the U.K.at 2:30 p.m. local time (9:30 a.m. ET) and Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William are expected to attend a private memorial service for the families of the victims at Manchester Cathedral, according to the BBC.

Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, told BBC Radio that all those impacted would be "at the very forefront of our minds" during the day.

To mark the anniversary, scores of fans came together to hold a vigil, which saw them singing Ariana's latest single No Tears Left To Cry.

People laid flowers and cards in St Ann's Square, which became a focal point for mourners after the attack.

Bells on the city hall and churches rang out at 10:31 p.m., a year since the bomb exploded.

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