Prince William Gives Update on Princess of Wales and Speaks of Her Grandmother at D-Day Event

Prince William shared an update on the Princess of Wales’ condition as he attended a D-Day anniversary event in Portsmouth. The Prince revealed that his wife ‘would have loved’ to be present at the event, which he attended alongside King Charles and Queen Camilla.

During his speech to veterans and politicians, William mentioned speaking with women who worked as codebreakers at Bletchley Park, including Kate’s grandmother Valerie Middleton. He highlighted the connection Kate had with her grandmother, who served as a codebreaker during WWII.

Valerie Middleton, along with her twin sister Mary, played a crucial role in deciphering encrypted messages from the German Enigma machine. Kate has expressed her pride in her grandmother’s achievements and honored her memory by wearing a special ‘Codebreakers’ poppy brooch during Remembrance Sunday.

The event in Portsmouth, commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day, featured moving speeches, musical performances, and a flypast by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. King Charles, in his first public address since his cancer diagnosis, emphasized the importance of honoring those who served and sacrificed during the war.

As the D-Day veterans shared their stories and memories, the event paid tribute to the bravery and resilience of those who participated in the historic landings. The commemoration will continue in Normandy, where a series of ceremonies and services will take place to mark the anniversary.

The legacy of those who fought on the beaches of Normandy 80 years ago remains a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made for freedom and the enduring spirit of courage and solidarity. The tributes and ceremonies serve as a poignant reminder of the historic significance of D-Day and the lasting impact of those who served.