King Charles says obligation to remember sacrifices of D-Day veterans ‘can never diminish’

King Charles III has said the obligation to remember the sacrifices of D-Day veterans “can never diminish”.

The monarch spoke at Britain’s commemorative event in Normandy marking the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings on Thursday 6 June.

“As the years pass, the veterans of the Normandy campaign become ever fewer in numbers,” Charles said.

“Our ability to learn from their stories first-hand diminishes, but our obligation to remember them, what they stood for and what they achieved for us all, can never diminish.”

Some veterans of the 1944 beach invasion were helped from their wheelchairs to stand when the King and Queen arrived for the service.