British royal family: King Charles travels to Normandy for D-Day commemorations

British royal family: King Charles travels to Normandy for D-Day commemorations

Despite his cancer, the monarch wants to travel to France to commemorate the landing of Allied soldiers 80 years ago. It will be his first appointment abroad since the diagnosis.

Great Britain’s King Charles III Despite his cancer, he wants to take part in celebrations for the landing of Allied troops in Normandy, France, during the Second World War 80 years ago. He is scheduled to visit Normandy on June 6th together with Queen Camilla and his son, heir to the throne Prince William, as Buckingham Palace in London announced. Before that, he is scheduled to take part in a memorial in the English city of Portsmouth on June 5th.

The royal family made it public at the beginning of the year that Charles was being treated for cancer. The 75-year-old continued state affairs, but temporarily did not make any public appearances. The monarch is now on the road again on a number of dates.

According to the palace, he is scheduled to attend a memorial service at a monument in Ver-sur-Mer on June 6 with his wife Camilla. William, on the other hand, is taking over a Canadian commemoration event as well as the international commemoration ceremony with several heads of state. According to the British news agency PA, William’s wife, Princess Kate, is not expected to arrive. She is also being treated for cancer.

Several British veterans are also expected to attend the D-Day commemoration. The massive military operation almost 80 years ago was the prelude to the liberation of France and Western Europe from Nazi rule. At that time, around 4,100 landing craft with more than 150,000 soldiers set off from Portsmouth, Great Britain, on their way to northern France. The Allied forces on the so-called D-Day, June 6, 1944, mainly included Americans, British, Canadians, Poles and French.

Source: Stern

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