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King Charles reads diary entry from grandfather George VI on D-Day anniversary

The Prince of Wales stated his spouse, Kate, the Princess of Wales would have beloved to have joined the commemorations marking the eightieth anniversary of D-Day, as she continues to recuperate following her most cancers prognosis.

Footage confirmed William talking to a veteran following the key occasion in Portsmouth, when he appeared to say “she is” when requested whether or not Kate was “getting any better”.

The prince added: “She’d love to be here today.”

The King and Queen each appeared to have tears of their eyes as they paid tribute to veterans on the memorial occasion.

Charles instructed the gang “we are eternally in debt” to veterans.

“It is a near-impossible task to imagine the emotion of that day,” he stated, including: “It is our duty to ensure that we and future generations do not forget their service and their sacrifice in replacing tyranny with freedom.”

The King’s look was his first public speech and his most high-profile look since his most cancers prognosis.

Prince William additionally emphasised the significance of remembering “those who served and those who waved them off”.


Watch: King reads diary entry from grandfather George VI

Watch: King Charles reads diary entry from grandfather George VI on D-Day anniversary

King Charles III shared a D-Day diary entry from King George VI as he met with veterans forward of the eightieth anniversary of the Normandy landings. As he sat down at Buckingham Palace, the King additionally shared {a photograph} of his grandfather, who reigned from 1936 to 1952 and was on the throne in the course of the Second World War. “The news was given out at 8am that the invasion of the continent of Europe had started last night, the airborne troops had made successful landings in the night and had captured their objectives,” George VI’s diary entry, written in 1944, learn.

Jane Dalton6 June 2024 05:01


Queen and Sunak’s spouse within the pink

Queen Camilla meets Normandy veteran Lew Trewin
Queen Camilla meets Normandy veteran Lew Trewin (Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)
Akshata Murthy
Akshata Murthy (by way of Reuters)

Jane Dalton6 June 2024 03:59


Parachutists land at Normandy

More than 300 British, Belgian and US parachutists landed in fields close to Sannerville, which was designated drop zone Okay on 6 June 1944.

Among the 250 British troopers was Lance Corporal Addy Carter, the primary feminine to move the Parachute Regiment’s P Company course.

Also leaping was Lieutenant Max Phillips, whose great-great-uncle Major William Tighe-Woods landed on Sword Beach on D-Day.

Lance Corporal Addy Carter
Lance Corporal Addy Carter (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)

Jane Dalton6 June 2024 03:00


Poet says performing was emotional

A poet stated it was “very emotional” to carry out his piece in entrance of D-Day veterans on the commemorations.

Tomos Roberts, a 30-year-old spoken phrase poet, recited his specifically written piece The People Who Gave Us Today on stage on the occasion in Portsmouth, in entrance of a whole lot of spectators together with the King, Queen, Prince of Wales and Rishi Sunak.

But Mr Roberts – who has amassed greater than 130,000 followers on Instagram and 50,000 YouTube subscribers – stated it was the handfuls of D-Day veterans who have been current that he was most desperate to please.

He stated: “The main people that I was feeling very emotional about performing in front of are actually the veterans that were in attendance today.

“I feel, you know, this could be the last anniversary of D-Day where we have people who were there in attendance and that really hit home when I was writing the poem.”

(Leon Neal/PA Wire)

Jane Dalton6 June 2024 02:01


Hundreds head to Bank of England to get first banknotes that includes King

Jane Dalton6 June 2024 01:00


King to open D-Day training centre

The King and Queen will open a brand new academic centre on the website of the British Normandy memorial in France on Thursday.

The Winston Churchill Centre for Education and Learning will home two exhibition galleries, curated by the Royal British Legion, telling the tales of those that fought on D-Day and within the Battle of Normandy.

The centre will even function a purpose-built classroom to host faculty teams, instructing them how the landings have been potential.

Jane Dalton6 June 2024 00:01


Prince William provides replace on Kate at D-Day occasion – full report

Jane Dalton5 June 2024 22:59


Anne credit veterans for her work

The Princess Royal has paid tribute to British D-Day veterans, telling one he was the rationale she carried out her public function.

Anne met the previous servicemen as they gathered in Normandy to recollect fallen colleagues and their very own efforts on the Royal British Legion’s poignant service of commemoration at Bayeux War Cemetery.

Anne chatted to Don Jones, 99, who served within the Royal Navy ferrying males and tools to Sword Beach.

She instructed the veteran {that a} purpose she carries out her function “is because I meet people like you”.

Mr Jones, from Mold, north Wales, who was a 19-year-old Able Seaman with the Royal Navy, stated he targeted on his job on June 6 1944 because the cacophony of battle was so nice.

He stated after talking to the princess: “I was in the Royal Navy on a tank landing craft. We took tanks and materials across and were dropping them off on Sword Beach. Then the following two months we were backwards and forwards with materials.

“I think on our third journey we brought prisoners back, and for the next two journeys after that, about 500 prisoners in all.

“It was so busy, I couldn’t absorb everything that was going on, the noise was so great. The bigger ships with the huge guns were firing over us all the time, firing inland to try and clear the enemy positions.”

A minute’s silence was noticed in remembrance of the fallen.

The Princess Royal
The Princess Royal (Reuters)

Jane Dalton5 June 2024 22:01


Watch: Prince William reveals why Princess Charlotte not trying ahead to high school

Prince William reveals purpose why Princess Charlotte isn’t trying ahead to high school

The Prince of Wales has revealed his daughter Princess Charlotte isn’t trying ahead to high school in the mean time as she is sitting her exams. The Prince was requested the place his daughter was when he met with the household of a World War Two soldier at commemorations marking the eightieth anniversary of D-Day on Wednesday (5 June). William met with the household of Captain Alastair Bannerman, whose diary extract he learn out on the service in Portsmouth. Captain Bannerman’s great-granddaughter requested the long run King the place Charlotte was. William instructed the younger lady that Charlotte had at present been sitting exams.

Jane Dalton5 June 2024 21:01


I’d like to ask him questions, says Nazi soldier’s grandson

A British paratrooper whose grandfather fought for the Nazis on D-Day has stated he would “love to turn back time” and query him.

Captain Maik Biggs was amongst 250 troopers from the Army’s 16 Air Assault Brigade who landed on fields close to Sannerville in Normandy, which was designated drop zone Okay in 1944.

His grandfather Obergefreiter Gustav Koster, the equal of lance corporal, was stationed in Normandy with the German 915th Grenadier Regiment when the allies invaded.

The unit was held in reserve close to Bayeux and moved in the direction of the seashores following the primary sightings of the touchdown fleet.

His grandfather later turned a prisoner of struggle earlier than returning to Germany. He died in 1998.

Mr Briggs, who was born and raised close to Stadthagen in Germany, siad: “My grandfather was a mundane soldier, he had to fight for Germany back then.

“I do think about him often, he survived the war, I vividly remember growing up clearly too young to understand what he went through.”

He added: “I’d love to turn back time and ask him a few questions.”

Captain Maik Biggs, of the 16 Medical Regiment, whose grandfather fought for the Nazis
Captain Maik Biggs, of the 16 Medical Regiment, whose grandfather fought for the Nazis (Jordan Pettitt/PA Wire)

Jane Dalton5 June 2024 20:00