King makes 80th anniversary D-Day speech

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Introduced by British acting royalty Dame Helen Mirren, King Charles III makes his speech in Normandy on the north coast of France alongside the Queen. King Charles III is the first British Head of State to be born after World War II. Watching on were the Prince of Wales, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and British D-Day veterans: The national heroes who underwent the horror of facing a barrage of machine gun fire from Hitler's hordes as they stormed the Normandy beaches to free the continent from evil


King Charles III and Queen Camilla lay wreaths at the British Memorial


King and Queen have lunch with D-Day veterans

 
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Oops. The King's speech in the first video took place in Portsmouth on England's south coast but he did also make a speech just across the Channel in Normandy.

In this video, the King's sister Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, 73, reads an excerpt from the memoir of a D-Day sailor during a vigil at Bayeux War Cemetery in Normandy.

Sub-Lieutenant Keith Symons, who was her husband's uncle (her husband being Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence), was in command of three landing craft at Gold Beach in the first wave on D-Day at the age of just 20.

Princess Anne enjoys high approval ratings amongst the British public for her great work ethic for her country so this speech likely just cemented it further. The King has made his sister the "Deputy Monarch" for when he is out of the country or incapacitated...

 
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Young GB News reporter Sophie Reaper is tearful live on-air as she recounts meeting British D-Day veterans on the 80th anniversary of the successful but deadly bid to rid Europe of the Nazi scourge

 

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British World War II veteran recalls being forced to partake in the Long March by the Germans in 1945 in which the Germans forced 80,000 of their captured enemy soldiers - for various reasons - to march across Germany, Czechoslovakia and Poland in freezing winter temperatures.

The veteran now talks to children in schools about the War.

 
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