Prince William to jet off on imminent overseas trip as reunion with European royals looms

Prince William to jet off on imminent overseas trip as reunion with European royals looms

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 28/05/2024

- 09:52

The Prince of Wales is travelling to France to mark the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

  • Prince William will be joined by European royals from Denmark, Norway, The Netherlands and Belgium
  • King Charles will also travel to Normandy with the Queen for a commemorative event
  • The monarch will be joined by 23 British veterans of the landings

Prince William is set to jet off on an imminent overseas trip where he will reunite with European royals.

The Prince of Wales will travel to France next month to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

During his trip, the prince will attend the international commemorative ceremony at Omaha Beach, Saint Laurent sur Mur, alongside 25 heads of state and veterans from around the world.

William will be joined at the service by King Frederik of Denmark, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.

Prince William

Prince William will meet with European royals during his trip to France


Before the service, the prince will also attend the Canadian commemorative ceremony at Juno Beach hosted by the Canadian government.

The Princess of Wales is not expected to travel to France as she continues to focus on her health amid receiving treatment for cancer.

The King and Queen will also travel to Normandy, France for events marking D-Day in what will be the monarch’s first overseas visit since his cancer diagnosis.

The couple will join the British Legion’s commemorative event at the British Normandy Memorial at Ver-sur-Mer on June 6.

King CharlesKing Charles will be travelling abroad in June to partake in D-Day celebrationsGetty

Before travelling to France, the King, Queen and Prince of Wales will attend a ceremony in Portsmouth on June 5.

The British Royal Family regularly meet with European royals for official engagements, weddings and funerals.

William and Kate share a particularly warm relationship with King Frederik and Queen Mary having been pictured together on multiple occasions.

Princess Kate and Queen Mary met in February 2022 to visit Danner Crisis Centre, a place to help women and children affected by domestic violence.

Crown Prince Haakon and Princess AnnePrincess Anne met with her godson Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Anne during a trip to NorwayGetty

The British and Danish royals also reunited at a Buckingham Palace reception the night before King Charles’s coronation.

Princess Anne also shares a special relationship with Crown Prince Haakon as the Danish prince’s godmother.

Last week Anne reunited with her godson for a joint engagement during a three-day royal tour of Norway.

During the visit, the pair unveiled a plaque commemorating the intelligence cooperation between the two nations during World War II.

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