Royals attend services for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a national service commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo on Thursday. The royal couple, who were joined by Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince Edward, the Duke of Wellington and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, stepped out at St Paul's Cathedral for the bicentenary memorial service.

While Charles and his younger brother were in their full official military uniforms, Camilla sported a pristine white dress and coat for the occasion. The Duchess accessorised her look with a pearl necklace, cream gloves and a large white hat.


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Prince Charles and the Duches of Cornwall



The service, which began at 11am, marked the British victory over French emperor Napoleon on 18 June 1815.

Making up the congregation were descendants of some of the men who fought in the battle, senior representatives of the armed services and ambassadors from the countries involved.


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Left to right: Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Queen Mathilde and King Philippe of the Belgians and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands


Members of the public who had entered a ballot for tickets were also in attendance along with 200 schoolchildren and 200 teachers.

Elsewhere, Charles and Camilla's fellow European royals were taking part in similar commemoration services.

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands


King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands joined King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians for a ceremony at the site of the famous battle itself.

They were joined by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and the Duke of Kent, who was representing the UK.

The day before the service at St Paul's saw Charles and Camilla unveil a monument at Hougoumont Farm, Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium, recognising the sacrifices made by British soldiers who fought and died.