The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall lead VE day tributes

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  • The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall led the nation in a two-minute silence as part of VE Day.


    VE Day celebrations may look a little different this year as the coronavirus crisis stops the nation from marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War how they’d wish.

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    But The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall didn’t let the global pandemic stop them from paying tribute to those who fought and lost their lives in WW2.

    Clarence House shared the poignant update on Instagram and said, “The Prince of Wales, accompanied by The Duchess of Cornwall, this morning led the nation in a two-minute silence on #VEDay75.

    “The Prince laid a wreath and The Duchess placed flowers at the memorial in remembrance of those who died in the Second World War.”

    Duchess Camilla wore a hunter green coat-dress to match Prince Charles’ traditional kilt, which he often wears for ceremonial purposes in tribute to his role as the Duke of Rothesay.

    The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s appearance comes just weeks after Prince Charles was diagnosed with covid-19.

    Thankfully Charles, 71, made a full and speedy recovery.

    Opening up on his experience of contracting the deadly virus, he counts himself as “lucky” to have only experienced mild symptoms.

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    “Having recently gone through the process of contracting this coronavirus – luckily with relatively mild symptoms – I now find myself on the other side of the illness, but still in no less a state of social distance and general isolation.

    “As we are all learning, this is a strange, frustrating and often distressing experience when the presence of family and friends is no longer possible and the normal structures of life are suddenly removed.

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    “At such an unprecedented and anxious time in all our lives, my wife and I are thinking particularly of all those who have lost their loved ones in such very difficult and abnormal circumstances, and of those having to endure sickness, isolation and loneliness.”

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