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King Charles pays tribute to 'the greatest generation' during D-Day commemoration event

King Charles III, alongside Queen Camilla and the Prince of Wales, commemorated the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings at a ceremony in the English coastal city of Portsmouth. During the event, the monarch gave a passionate speech about the heroes of D-Day, formally known as Operation Overlord, which was the joint air and sea invasion of the German Nazi-occupied Normandy, France, by the…
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A new portrait of The King attracts comment but its part of a royal collection with precedent

A divisive new portrait of King Charles has been unveiled and caused a debate. The painting of The King has been hailed as a classic royal image by some, with comparisons even made to the famous portrayal of Richard II which has endured more than any of that king’s actions as monarch. Others have questioned its composition and the dramatic use of red throughout the portrait. The…
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The King to attend hospital for surgery on enlarged prostate

The King will attend hospital for surgery on an enlarged prostate. The operation, which is a corrective procedure, will be performed next week. His Majesty’s condition is benign, and he has cancelled a number of engagements in his diary whilst he recovers. A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said The King is keen to publicly share his diagnosis to encourage men who are experiencing…
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For the first time in his reign, The King's Medal for Music is awarded

For the first time during the reign of Charles III, His Majesty has approved the award of The King’s Medal for Music. The 2023 prize goes to Dame Sarah Connolly. Dame Sarah is an English mezzo-soprano known for the richness and breadth of her work on the operatic stage and concert platform. Born in County Durham, she studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music of which she is…
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