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Prince William to represent The Queen as he unveils war memorial with South Korean president

Prince William will represent The Queen on Tuesday for the first time during a state visit when he unveils a war memorial with the president of South Korea.

The Duke of Cambridge will join president Park Guen-hye, who is on a three-day visit to the United Kingdom, at Victoria Embankment Gardens for the opening of the new monument.


William, who recently became a father to Prince George, will be acting on behalf of his grandmother  for the first time during a state visit and the engagement shows the Duke’s continued commitment to supporting The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

Together, William and President Park will unveil a scale model of the monument which is in honour of  almost 100,000 British servicemen and women who served in the conflict between Communist-bacled forces in North Korea and the US-led United Nation forces in the South rom 1950 to 1953.

The engagement will be William’s only involvement in the State Visit, and he will attend solo, as the Duchess of Cambridge stays home with Prince George.

Earlier this year, the second-in-line announced he would be quitting his military career as he intends to take on more royal duties.

He and Kate are expected to embark on an official tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2014, and most likely they will take Prince George with them down under.

Last month, the proud parents were joined by close family and friends at the three-month-old Prince’s christening.

The 30-minute service, which was attended by senior royals including The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, took place at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace.

photo credit: Jason Simpson via photopin

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