Prince Charles And Camilla Commemorate VE Day In France
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Prince Charles And Camilla Commemorate VE Day In France

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined hundreds of guests as they attended a ceremony to commemorate VE Day...

Prince Charles And Camilla Commemorate VE Day In France

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall joined hundreds of guests as they attended a ceremony to commemorate VE Day.

The couple were greeted by a fanfare as they approached the memorial, a flame positioned in front of a grand stone monument depicting men carrying a coffin.

The Prince laid a wreath at the foot of the monument in Parc Tete d'Or as guests watched on in silence.

Other groups took it turns to lay flowers on the ground, including a schoolgirl who gently put down a single flower.

The VE Day commemoration ceremony concluded with the brass band playing and a choir singing the national anthems of the allies in the Second World War.

Army personnel saluted throughout the anthems as Charles and Camilla stood and listened in silence.

The couple moved on to meet with veterans and schoolchildren who participated in the ceremony, as well as members of the public who were invited to attend.

Charles and Camilla next arrived at Les Halles de Lyon-Paul Bocuse food market where they visited various stalls.

The couple first attended a stall displaying a Lyonnaise dish called Quenelle.

The Prince asked "is this a curry?" and grimaced as he wobbled his hand.

The couple then moved onto a cheese stall where the Prince tried a small cube.

Cover picture:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA Images