Hundreds Gather On First Anniversary Of Manchester Attack

The U.K. Prime Minister and Prince William were both in attendance at a memorial service.

Just one year after the attack at an Ariana Grande concert a memorial service was held at the Manchester Cathedral where U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William were joined by the families of the 22 victims.

The service was simultaneously displayed on screens outside in the Cathedral Gardens as well as in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, York Minster and Glasgow Cathedral.

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After the ceremony Prince William and PM Theresa May left messages on "trees of hope".

Ariana Grande also tweeted a message of support, calling it a "challenging day" later simply tweeting a few emojis including the bee, a reference to the symbol of Manchester, the "worker bee".

Grande only recently spoke about the attacks, which killed 22 and left more than 800 injured, in a recent feature in Time Magazine.

"There are so many people who have suffered such loss and pain," the 24-year-old singer said between sobs, "The processing part is going to take forever".

"I don’t want to give it that much power. Something so negative. It’s the absolute worst of humanity. That’s why I did my best to react the way I did. The last thing I would ever want is for my fans to see something like that happen and think it won.”

"Music is supposed to be the safest thing in the world, I think that’s why it’s still so heavy on my heart every single day."

The mother of one of the victims, Martyn Hett, wrote a piece for the Manchester Evening News where she thanked the city of Manchester for their support and kindness.

"I want people to know that it is that kindness and humanity we received over the many months that helped us through the darkest and toughest months of our lives."

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Featured image: Getty images / Twitter @arianagrande.