The Duchess of Cambridge and Duke of Sussex, along with the Duke of Gloucester, attended the Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on April 25th. Anzac Day has been commemorated in London since the first anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1916, when King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey and more than 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops marched through the streets, becoming an important moment to recognise the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died during the D-Day landings, and to honour the sacrifices of men and women in all wars. Anzac Day is commemorated as a public holiday in both countries with memorial ceremonies held at various locations. The Duke of Cambridge is attending commemorations in New Zealand.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex, and Duke of Gloucester joined guests, including the Australian High Commissioner, at the Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey, incorporating an ‘Act of Remembrance’, the Last Post and Kemal Ataturk’s words from Anzac Cove read by the Turkish Ambassador to the UK.