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Prince William pays tribute at Warsaw’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Prince of Wales has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw and left a card with a poignant message.

Prince William’s handwritten message read ”In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice”.

The Prince was accompanied by a guard of honour in a slow march to the memorial which is dedicated to all those who have lost their lives in conflict. William knelt to place the floral Prince of Wales feathers on the tomb before pausing to make his own personal act of commemoration.

The tribute came at the start of the second day of his visit to Poland. The Prince of Wales is spending two days in the country to support and thank those helping Ukraine. He later met the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, at the Presidential Palace.

The first day of his trip had seen him head to Rzeszow where he met British and Polish soldiers involved in supporting Ukraine. On his visit to the military, the Prince of Wales said ”I just wanted to come here in person to say thank you for all that you’re doing, keeping everyone safe out here and keeping an eye on what’s going on.“

Prince William later spent time at an accommodation centre for Ukrainian refugees, meeting many of those being helped and expressing his thanks to all those offering support.

The second day of his visit will also include time at Hala Koszyki food hall in Warsaw where the Prince will meet more people who have found a new home in Poland after being forced to leave Ukraine.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.