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Duchess Catherine hands out gifts as she brings Christmas cheer to Grenfell Tower fire victims

The monster blaze claimed the lives of 71 people as it ripped through the 27-storey building.

The Duchess of Cambridge is doing her bit to spread some Christmas cheer to those families who lost their homes when the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy struck six months ago.

Kate, 35, dropped by the Rugby Portobello Trust in North Kensington on Tuesday -- less than a mile from the site of the destroyed tower block. The trust has been pivotal in offering support to people affected by the devastating fire, providing former residents access to grants and private donations and helping with their new accommodation.

During the visit, the mother-of-two (with another due in April) took part in a music workshop and helped organise the children's Christmas party.

Wearing a burgundy coloured coat with a hint of sparkle by maternity-wear specialist Seraphine, the beloved royal also took the opportunity to hand out some much-deserved gifts.

The Grenfell Tower inferno took the lives of 71 people and left hundreds homeless on June 14.

On Thursday, Kate is expected to join husband Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to attend the national memorial service at St. Paul's Cathedral for those who suffered in the tragic event.

Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, concealed her growing baby bump under a burgundy coloured coat dress by Seraphine.
Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, concealed her growing baby bump under a burgundy coloured coat dress by Seraphine.
The Duchess bonded with fellow mums as she handed out some much-deserved Christmas gifts.
The Duchess bonded with fellow mums as she handed out some much-deserved Christmas gifts.
She also helped to set up a Christmas party for the children.
She also helped to set up a Christmas party for the children.

Kate, William and Harry made an undisclosed donation to an emergency appeal helping those affected by the blaze. The golden royal trio sent the donation to the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund shortly after the tragedy unfolded.

At the time, in a statement issued to the newspaper, a Kensington Palace spokesman said: "The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has left a number of local people in need of urgent assistance."

"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are pleased the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund has immediately swung into action. As residents of the local area they are keen to offer their immediate support."

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The Queen and Prince Philip also paid tribute to all those who had been affected by the monster blaze.

In a statement from Buckingham Palace, the 91-year-old monarch sent thoughts and prayers before praising the tireless efforts of all those who worked to save trapped residents and aid those affected by the inferno.