Prince Charles speaks fluent French as he pays emotional D-Day tribute – VIDEO | Royal | News

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Charles, the Prince of Wales gave a stunning address to Britain’s brave veterans of past and present on the opening of a memorial to almost 22,500 servicemen and women under British command killed during D-Day. Speaking in French via video link, the Prince addressed the crowd as part of the opening of the new memorial on 77th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, when on the 6th June 1944 allied forces landed in Normandy in one of the most iconic moments of World War II.

The Prince of Wales said: “Whilst we are forced to meet virtually, I was much encoruaged to hear that some of you have been able to gather to witness the memorial in person today.

“If I may I particularly wanted to address my first remarks directly to those who’s presence today either in person or online really matters the most

“I know just how much our incomparable veterans had hoped to be in Normandy today to see their memorial for themselves.

“Despite having to watch via satellite link, this in no way obsucures the enormous regard and admiration in which we hold our veterans.” 

“May god bless our veterans, the families and all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

“As a result of the operations around D-Day and during the battle of Normandy.

“Ladies and gentlemen, as the wonders of modern technology could only do so much and I can’t quite reach from London.

“I ask the British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn, to open formally the British-Normandy memorial on my behalf.”

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