Charles and Camilla join Theresa May for D-Day remembrance service

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have joined the Prime Minister and D-Day veterans at a service of remembrance, commemorating 75 years since the Normandy landings.

Charles was adorned in a number of military medals as he marked the Allied invasion on June 6 1944.

The decorations included: the Queen's Service Order, New Zealand, the Canadian Forces decoration, the New Zealand commemorative medal, and medals marking the Queen's coronation and jubilees.

The congregation heard a reading from D-Day veteran Kenneth Hay.

Mr Hay, reading from Cyril Crain's poem Normandy, said: "Come and stand in memory of men who fought and died.

"They gave their lives in Normandy, remember them with pride."

Crain was also a Normandy soldier, and landed at Juno Beach in June 1944, four days before his 21st birthday.

He died in 2014 age 91.

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The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prime Minister Theresa May and Philip May attend the Royal British Legion's Service of Remembrance, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Bayeux, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the Royal British Legion's Service of Remembrance, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Bayeux, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
Veteran Frank Baugh, 95, who served as a signalman with the Royal Navy on a landing craft during D-Day, attends the Royal British Legion's Service of Remembrance, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Bayeux, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
(From L to R) French Defence Minister Florence Parly, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attend a Service of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019 as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Veterans and guests attend a Service of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019 as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
(Front row 2nd L to R) Britain's Defence Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt, French Defence Minister Florence Parly, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May attend a Service of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019 as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Bertrand GUAY / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
The Royal British Legion's Service of Remembrance, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Bayeux, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson/PA Images via Getty Images)
D-Day veterans arrive at the Royal British Legion's Service of Remembrance, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Bayeux, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson/PA Images via Getty Images)
(Front row 2LtoR) Britain's Defence Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt, French Defence Minister Florence Parly, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales , Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip May attend a Service of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019 as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Standard bearers arrive at the Royal British Legion's Service of Remembrance, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Bayeux, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Royal British Legion's Service of Remembrance, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Bayeux, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson/PA Images via Getty Images)
D-Day veterans arrive at the Royal British Legion's Service of Remembrance, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Bayeux, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Chris Jackson/PA Images via Getty Images)
British veteran John Prior looks at the graves of fallen British soldiers during a Service of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019 as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
The Royal British Legion's Service of Remembrance, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, in Bayeux, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Single red roses are pictured at the graves of fallen British soldiers, ahead of a Service of Remembrance at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019 as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2019 in Bayeux, France. Veterans, families, visitors, political leaders and military personnel are gathering in Normandy to commemorate D-Day, which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory about 11 months later. (Photo by Jane Barlow-Pool/Getty Images)
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: (L-R) Philip May, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales attend the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2019 in Bayeux, France. Veterans, families, visitors, political leaders and military personnel are gathering in Normandy to commemorate D-Day, which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory about 11 months later. (Photo by Jane Barlow-Pool/Getty Images)
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (2nd,R) talks to British Prime Minister Theresa May as they attend the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2019 in Bayeux, France. Veterans, families, visitors, political leaders and military personnel are gathering in Normandy to commemorate D-Day, which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory about 11 months later. (Photo by Jane Barlow-Pool/Getty Images)
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales speaks to British Prime Minister Theresa May as he arrives for the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2019 in Bayeux, France. Veterans, families, visitors, political leaders and military personnel are gathering in Normandy to commemorate D-Day, which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory about 11 months later. (Photo by Jane Barlow-Pool/Getty Images)
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales arrives for the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2019 in Bayeux, France. Veterans, families, visitors, political leaders and military personnel are gathering in Normandy to commemorate D-Day, which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory about 11 months later. (Photo by Jane Barlow-Pool/Getty Images)
BAYEUX, FRANCE - JUNE 06: A general view of the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2019 in Bayeux, France. Veterans, families, visitors, political leaders and military personnel are gathering in Normandy to commemorate D-Day, which heralded the Allied advance towards Germany and victory about 11 months later. (Photo by Jane Barlow-Pool/Getty Images)
Standard-bearers prepare for the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance at the Bayeux Cathedral, France, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives at the Bayeux Cathedral, France, for the Royal British Legion Service of Remembrance, as part of commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)
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Also at Bayeux Cathedral were Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, as well as senior staff from the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force.

Speaking after the service, Mr Corbyn praised the "beautiful and inclusive service in memory of people who died in Normandy and ultimately helped to defeat the scourge of fascism".

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(back row left to right) Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Richard Rasi, Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of of Norway Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Belgium Charles Michel, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babis, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison and Danish Ambassador to the UK Lars Thuesen. (front row, left to right) Governor-General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy, President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump, President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte at a meeting of leaders the Allied Nations during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(front row, left to right) US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(front row, left to right) Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(left to right) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May during a meeting of leaders the Allied Nations during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
US President Donald Trump and President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos during a meeting of leaders the Allied Nations during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
Melania Trump and President of France Emmanuel Macron during a meeting of the leaders of the Allied Nations at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(left to right) President of France Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Theresa May, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump and President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos during a meeting of leaders of the Allied Nations at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(left to right) Melania Trump, President of the France Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt during a meeting of leaders of the Allied Nations at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
(left to right) Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May during a meeting of leaders of the Allied Nations at the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
Veteran Bertie Billet during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common, Portsmouth.
French President Emmanuel Macron meets veterans after his speech during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Sheridan Smith performing during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
(left to right) The Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
US President Donald Trump speaking during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
(left to right) French President Emmanuel Macron, Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Dancers performing during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
US President Donald Trump speaking during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
(left to right) Queen Elizabeth II and US President Donald Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
D-Day veterans take the stage during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
(left to right) Prime Minister Theresa May, the Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Spectators during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
US President Donald Trump and Melania Trump during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt and Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
D-Day veteran Jim Booth, 97, speaks to armed police officers during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones during the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Southsea Common in Portsmouth.
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