Royals gather to mark D-Day landings

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Several heads of state gathered in Normandy to commemorate the D-Day landings in 1944.

Royals included King Charles III, Queen Camilla, the Prince of Wales; King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands; King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium; Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg; King Frederik X of Denmark and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

Prince William spoke at an event at Juno Beach. He said, “We continue to honour every Canadian, who gave so much. Every Canadian family who lost a loved one. Every Canadian who lived with the scars of battle, both physical and mental. I want to thank you, our veterans, for your extraordinary acts of bravery and sacrifice, on Juno Beach, and the liberation of Europe.”

King Charles also spoke and said, “On the beaches of Normandy, in the seas beyond and in the skies overhead, our Armed Forces carried out their duty with a humbling sense of resolve and determination: qualities so characteristic of that remarkable wartime generation. Very many of them never came home. They lost their lives on the D-Day landing grounds or in the many battles that followed.”

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