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King Charles attends D-Day

King Charles attends D-Day ceremony

King Charles attends D-Day ceremony – watch 80th anniversary events

King Charles attends D-Day ceremony

Two days of events are taking place in the UK and France to mark the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

King Charles, Queen Camilla and Prince William attended a ceremony in Portsmouth.  The King delivered a speech of praise and glory for the military personnel who fought and died in the D-Day landings.

Rishi Sunak also attended the commemoration event on Southsea Common.

US President Joe Biden has landed in France ahead of a ceremony to mark Allied troops landing on the beaches of German-occupied France.

On 6 June 1944, troops from the UK, the US, Canada, and France landed in Normandy and attacked German forces.

It was the largest military naval, air and land operation ever attempted and the start of the campaign to liberate north-west Europe.

On Tuesday, around 25 veterans travelled on a ferry from Portsmouth to France. They carried a torch from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.  This will feature at a vigil in Bayeux, Normandy on Wednesday.

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal unveiled a statue in Normandy recalling the Canadian contribution to D-Day, before attending a remembrance service in Bayeux Cathedral.

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