Prince Charles to Attend Anzac Day Event in France

On behalf of The Queen, The Prince of Wales will attend events on Anzac Day, Wednesday 25th April at the Australian National Memorial, near Villers-Bretonneux, France marking the centenary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux.

Prince Charles will join the Prime Ministers of Australia and France at this commemoration.

HRH will observe the Spirit of Place ceremony, which will include a reading of the roll of honour of soldiers who died in 1918 and an indigenous musical performance.

A Dawn Service will follow, during which Prince Charles will deliver a reading and lay the first wreath of the official wreath-laying ceremony.

Charles will then attend official breakfast to meet with representatives from 17 invited nations who fought on the Western Front.

The Prince of Wales will wrap up his visit touring the recently opened Sir John Monash Centre. There, Charles will view what is said to be a brilliant multimedia exhibition, aiming to share the story of Australia on the Western Front during World War I.

Around 8,000 Australian, French and other international visitors are expected to gather for the commemorations, including some whose ancestors fought and died in the conflict.

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