King Charles, Queen Camilla and William to attend D-Day anniversary in France

STOCKBRIDGE, HAMPSHIRE - MAY 13: King Charles III and Prince William, Prince of Wales during the official handover in which King Charles III passes the role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Army air corps to Prince William, Prince of Wales at the Army Aviation Centre on May 13, 2024 in Stockbridge, Hampshire. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
William's wife Kate Middleton is not expected to join the trio on their trip -Credit:Chris Jackson/Getty Images

King Charles, Queen Camilla and Prince William will attend ceremonies in France to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. They will honour the brave soldiers who put their lives on the front line.

On June 5 and 6 this year, people across the country will be paying respects to the landmark day with a series of major commemorations and events in both the UK and France.

Operation Overlord, June 6 1944, saw tens of thousands of soldiers embark from Portsmouth to cross the Channel, establishing a foothold across the French coast to begin the advance to liberate northwest Europe.

Buckingham Palace said Charles and Camilla will join the Ministry of Defence and Royal British Legion’s commemorative event at the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer.

Meanwhile, William will attend the Canadian ceremony at Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer hosted by the Canadian government, alongside Second World War veterans and Canadian armed forces personnel.

Queen Camilla is organising a literary festival
Queen Camilla is also attending the events in France -Credit:PA

The Prince of Wales will then attend the international commemorative ceremony at Omaha Beach, Saint Laurent sur Mer, later on June 6 alongside 25 heads of state and veterans from around the world.

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The Princess of Wales is not expected to travel to France, following the news of her cancer diagnosis earlier this year.

The historical day, D-Day, saw thousands of Allied Warships made their way towards the coast of Northern France. It became one of the most decisive campaigns of World War 2.

More than 150,000 troops would land on five beaches in Normandy. D-Day altered the course of history, signalling the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany.

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