VE Day two minutes' silence: Charles and Camilla lead Britain in emotional ...

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, led the nation's silence from Balmoral Castle. The UK came together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, and remember those who fought and died in the Second World War, despite restrictions imposed due to coronavirus. Although large-scale public events are unable to go ahead, tributes were paid by politicians and members of the royal family, as well as through a host of other events.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall laid flowers following the silence.

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Prince Charles Camilla VEPrince Charles and Camilla lead the two-minute silence at 11am (Image: SKY)

Prince Charles CamillaCamilla laid flowers after the silence (Image: SKY)

Plans for extensive events to herald the anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, when allied forces accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, were scaled back in March after the Government banned social gatherings to curb the coronavirus.

That meant a procession by veterans through the capital and other events involving crowds were scrapped.

However, Royal Air Force jets still flew over the four capitals of the UK and Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered a message to mark the occasion, a holiday in Britain, and speak to a veteran via a video call.

The Queen will give a televised message to her nation on Friday

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