Prince William joined world leaders as he represented King Charles during the D-Day celebrations

Prince William stand out in support King Charles on Thursday marked two anniversaries the 80th anniversary of D-Day finished.

In one of his most important moments as Prince of Wales, William joined world leaders including the President in his father’s place. Joe BidenPresident of France Emmanuel Macronand Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in Normandy to attend the 80th anniversary of the historic D-Day landings.

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First Lady Jill Biden, US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, French First Lady Brigitte Macron, Prince William of Wales, Australian Governor General David Hurley and his wife, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Italian President Sergio Mattarella attend D-Day commemorations at Omaha Beach on June 6, 2024 in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France.

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During the visit, Prince William also met with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, Their country is at war with Russia. William, who had met Zelensky many times, greeted him with a warm handshake.

King Charles asked William to be present at the ceremony on Omaha Beach, which included King Frederik X of Denmark and other world leaders, as palace assistants, have been instructed to shorten the king’s schedule on the advice of his medical team to avoid exhaustion.

Charles, who is undergoing cancer treatment, attended a ceremony at Britain’s Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer earlier in the day, where he paid tribute to “the remarkable generation of our time.” war”.

He was determined to attend commemorative events in Portsmouth and Normandy. He attended the most important parts of the two-day event, giving moving speeches and meeting with veterans.

However, on Thursday afternoon, Prince William had to stand in for his father – something he did last December when he attended the funeral of the Emir of Kuwait.

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French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prince William on their way back from laying a wreath at Juno Beach during the Canadian Signing Ceremony in Courseulles-sur-Mer, commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle Normandy, on June 6, 2024, at Juno Beach, Courseulles sur Mer, Normandy, France.

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On Thursday, William demonstrated his leadership and diplomacy and praised the bravery of the veterans who fought on D-Day. In a speech to more than 25 leaders and diplomats, the 41-year-old spoke in English and French to praise the actions of Canadian troops who stormed the coast on D-Day. He also laid a wreath and honored the 14,000 Canadians who stormed Juno Beach 80 years ago on Thursday and delighted locals when he made a surprise visit to the D-Day Museum in Arromanches, where he talk to veterans and receive a warm welcome from well-wishers. .


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