British royals mark 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War

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The British Royal Family have marked the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

King Charles held an audience at Buckingham Palace with four veterans to mark the anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. Around 60,000 British men and women served, alongside over 50,000 men and women from other Commonwealth countries. Around 1,100 British soldiers were killed during the war.

He met with Alan Guy, Mike Mogridge, Brian Parritt and Ronald Yardly during a private audience.

The Princess Royal and the Duchess of Edinburgh joined a reception with around 200 veterans. They also met with representatives from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion.

Princess Anne delivered a speech on behalf of King Charles in which she said, “In a world where freedoms are continually being challenged, and our values scrutinised, your selfless courage and steadfast pursuit of peace are guiding principles which have not been forgotten and continue to inspire generations to come.”

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