Queen Leads Commemorations for D-Day 75th Anniversary. Watch the Queen as she extends a “thank you” from the country and entire free world
US President Donald Trump joins the Queen in Portsmouth. They’re there to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. This the final day of the President’s UK state visit.
9:30am: Queen to meet with world leaders for a formal photograph
10:50: Donald Trump expected to arrive in Portsmouth
11:30: Commemoration event begins
12:09: Prime minister to read letter by Captain Norman Skinner
12:28: The Queen will give an address
12:45: Flypast and Royal Navy frigate gun salute
13:00: Her Majesty, Prince Charles and Donald Trump to meet with veterans for lunch
Time TBC: Trump to depart, bringing an end to state visit
16:15: Red Arrows display
19:00: MV Boudicca to carry out sailpast
Theresa May hosts 15 world leaders to honour the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history.
Figures from every country that fought alongside the UK attend.
Those countries have agreed a joint statement to mark the event pledging to ensure the “unimaginable horror” of the Second World War is not repeated.
It is called “the D-Day proclamation”. The 16 signatories, including the UK and the United States, commit to working together to “resolve international tensions peacefully”.
Events planned throughout the week.
D-Day 75 years ago
Troops from the UK, the US, Canada, and France attacked German forces on the coast of northern France. It was on 6 June 1944.
The military operation was the largest ever attempted and marked the start of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-west Europe.
D-Day is a military term for the first day of an operation.
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