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Random Royaling – 75th Anniversary of VE Day

Across Europe, the monarchs and the population at large paused to remember the 75th anniversary of VE Day, in various moving ways.

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Britain

Queen Elizabeth, who bore witness to this event, addressed the nation and the Commonwealth from Windsor Castle.

Today it may seem hard that we cannot mark this special anniversary as we would wish. Instead we remember from our homes and our doorsteps. But our streets are not empty; they are filled with the love and the care that we have for each other. And when I look at our country today, and see what we are willing to do to protect and support one another, I say with pride that we are still a nation those brave soldiers, sailors and airmen would recognize and admire.

Queen Elizabeth II

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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall took part in a 2 minute silence to mark the event at the Balmoral War Memorial.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in a virtual VE Anniversary party with veterans. I enjoy seeing this, because I feel that seniors are often underserved by royalty.

Belgium

Queen Mathilde and King Philippe attended a ceremony the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier monument in Brussels.

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Norway

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit appeared at Akershus Fortress to commemorate the event.

75 years have passed since one of the happiest days in our country’s history: Finally we could celebrate the liberation after five dark years of war.

King Harald