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Prince Charles and Camilla

VE Day: Charles and Camilla lead remembrance commemorations as the nation falls silent

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have led the nation in remembrance 75-years after Winston Churchill announced the end of the Second World War.

Charles and Camilla marked VE Day commemorations from their home in Scotland as the nation fell silent for two minutes of silence.

Both the Prince and Duchess laid wreaths at the war memorial outside of their home with just a lone bagpipe player for company.

The tribute took place at 11am on Friday, May 8th, with millions of people across the United Kingdom joining in to remember all those who lost their lives during World War Two.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are currently staying at Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate since they arrived there in March before the lockdown was imposed.

The Queen is set to speak to the nation at 9pm, exactly 75 years after her father broadcast his victory speech. Her Majesty is currently staying at Windsor where she gave another extraordinary address a month ago.

There will be other tributes marking three quarters of a century since the Allied victory in Europe. The Prince of Wales is also set to read extracts from his grandfather’s diaries in a special broadcast on BBC One.

Meanwhile, people across Britain have been asked to stand on their doorsteps after the Queen’s speech and sing ‘We’ll Meet Again’ in tribute to the wartime generation.