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William and Kate will join the Queen in France to commemorate D-Day 70th anniversary

23 MAY 2014

With the spotlight firmly on Paris – thanks to Kim Kardashian's nuptials – comes the news that the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton will soon be making a trip to the French capital with Prince William.

The couple are not in any way involved with the realty TV wedding, though - they will help the Queen mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

 

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Prince William and Kate will join the Queen in France



William and Kate will join the monarch – plus Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall – on a three-day trip to France, scheduled for 5-7 June.

The royal visitors will be welcomed by French President François Hollande at the Arc De Triomphe, before moving on to meetings at the The Elysée Palace.

 

william and kate

Prince William and Kate have recently returned from a successful tour



Later that day, Her Majesty's Ambassador to France will host a garden party at the British Residence in Paris.

Part of the schedule also allows for Charles and Camilla to meet with World War II veterans in Normandy at commemoration events for the 70th anniversary celebrations.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meanwhile, will meet veterans at a tea party in the Normandy town of Arromanches-les-Bains before joining William's dad and stepmother at the events.

 

Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles and Camilla will also join the Monarch



D-Day is a key date in the story of WWII. It refers to the Normandy landings of the Allied Forces which took place on 6 June 1944. Troops descended on Normandy beach in Northern France in what was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

The operation began the invasion of German-occupied western Europe - an attack that lasted 11 months and took the allies all the way to Berlin.