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Prince William, Duchess Kate send 'thoughts and prayers' to Orlando victims

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the U.S. Embassy in London to pay their respects to the victims gunned down in a Florida nightclub.

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The Duchess of Cambridge adds her name to the book of condolences.
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Prince William signs a book of condolence for the Orlando nightclub shooting victims at the U.S. Embassy in London.

The couple signed their names in a book of condolences that honored the 49 people shot dead and the dozens of others wounded at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The early Sunday morning attack is the deadliest mass shooting in American history.

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The note left by the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge.

"With our deepest condolences and with our thoughts and prayers to all those affected,” wrote Prince William. His wife then added her name, Catherine, next to his.

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Duchess Kate meets with embassy staff.

The duke and duchess also met with U.S. Ambassador Matthew Barzun and embassy staff during their visit.

Last month, the duke's brother, Prince Harry, spent about two weeks in Orlando. The city served as the host for the 2016 Invictus Games, the Paralympic-style sporting event Harry launched for wounded servicemen.

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Prince Harry has spoken of fond memories he has of visiting Orlando, particularly from a trip he and his brother took to Disney World in 1993 with their mother, the late Princess Diana.

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Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry at Splash Mountain

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