The pair have paid tribute, respectively
With the most recent news from the London Bridge terrorist attack revealing the identities of further victims, including 21-year-old Australian Sara Zelenak and 28-year-old Kirsty Boden from South Australia, Prince Harry decided to pay tribute while in Australia.
Currently launching the paralympic-esque sporting event, Invictus Games, Prince Harry made a speech in reference to the recent terror attacks in London and in Manchester.
‘Can I start by sending my thoughts to those affected by Saturday’s attack in London Bridge,’ Prince Harry said. ‘Australians form an important and vibrant part of the fabric of life in London and we are reminded of that in good times and bad. Our hearts go out to the victims, their friends and families.’
‘In these challenging times, we can all benefit from positive and inspiring stories from which to draw strength. The Invictus Games shows us that it is possible to overcome adversity, and that the impossible is possible, if you have the will.’
‘This spirit, championed by the games, extends far beyond the competition; when a bomb left a number of people with life-changing injuries in Manchester last month, wounded veterans, including Invictus team members, immediately offered themselves up to provide advice and support to the victims through their recovery process.’
While The Late Late Show presenter James Corden said he was proud to be in London this week and to show off the ‘stoic British determination to let nothing or anybody stand in our way.’
‘I’m so proud to be broadcasting here from my home town… this is not a country that feels afraid,’ he added.
‘I’m so sad when I think about all the times that I’ve had to open our show talking about such atrocities. Trying to find the right words to say is impossible because there are none. Some people might say it’s a strange time to do a variety show in this city. I couldn’t disagree more. A lot’s going to happen here in the next few days. We’re going to elect a new prime minister, and just behind that building there [gesturing] is the Houses of Parliament, a building that represents democracy, something that the people who carried out this attack hate.’
‘We’re gonna bring the silliest, stupidest, most fun-packed shows we’ve ever made for you to celebrate London and Britain and everything it has to offer. And you know what the people who carried out that attack, they would hate that too.’