The Duke of Cambridge has offered kind words to a young Grenfell victim during filming of a DIY SOS special.
The prince teamed up with the BBC1 show to help rebuild a boxing club destroyed in the June 14 blaze, and develop a separate community centre.
Speaking to 14-year-old Jodie, who lost a friend in the fire, William asked the amateur boxer: “Have you found it quite difficult afterwards?”
Jodie replied: “Yeah, I didn’t know how to cope with it but boxing is the main aspect that takes my mind off it and I really enjoy it.”
William agreed that it was “a horrible process to have to go through”, adding “you’ve got the right people around you and I hope you talk about it.
“It’s OK to talk about how much you miss your friend, that’s perfectly normal, but keep boxing as well. I can see that twinkle in the eyes, you’re going to be good.”
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£2 million is being spent on the construction of the new Dale Youth Amateur Boxing Club, which had been based in a gym on the first floor of Grenfell Tower since 1999.
Since the blaze, which killed 71 people, the club has been based in a car park.
World champions James DeGale and George Groves both began their careers at the club.
William described the tragic fire as “brutal and horrendous” in a conversation with presenter Nick Knowles.
He said: “It’s been one of the biggest disasters in modern time in this country and I think everyone has been shocked by how brutal and horrendous it all was.
“I think everyone’s kind of playing catch up trying to work out how you deal with such a truly horrendous situation but for the community they’re reliving it all the time.”
William added: “Progress needs to happen and the community coming together is obviously the first important part of fixing that but there’s still lots to do.”
DIY SOS: Grenfell airs on Wednesday 5 September on BBC1 at 9pm.