King and World Leaders Commemorate D-Day 80th Anniversary

King Charles and the Prince of Wales, along with world leaders and veterans, gathered to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The commemorative events held in France saw emotional speeches and tributes paid to the brave soldiers who fought in the historic battle.

The D-Day landings, which took place on 6 June 1944, were a pivotal moment in World War II, marking the beginning of the campaign to liberate Nazi-occupied north-western Europe. This year’s commemorations were particularly poignant as they may be some of the last attended by D-Day veterans.

Among the attendees were UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Labour leader Keir Starmer, US President Joe Biden, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Prince William also participated in the ceremonies, offering thanks to Canadian veterans for their courage and sacrifice.

The emotional tributes and speeches underscored the importance of honoring the legacy of those who fought on D-Day. As world leaders came together to commemorate the historic event, the message of unity and remembrance rang clear – the sacrifices made by the brave soldiers must never be forgotten.