UK falls silent to mark VE Day 75 years on

The UK has held a two-minute silence to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, as the country remains in lockdown due to the coronavirus.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led the silence at 11:00 BST to honour servicemen and women during World War Two, and the Queen will address the nation later.

The PM thanked the VE Day generation, saying “our gratitude will be eternal”.

Events are taking place all day, but public gatherings have been cancelled.

Victory in Europe Day marks the day in 1945 when Britain and its allies accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, bringing the war in Europe to an end Continue reading

Prince William and Stephen Fry appear in comedy sketch for charity

Prince William made a surprise appearance alongside Stephen Fry on the BBC’s The Big Night In to help raise money for charity. Mr Fry starred as Lord Melchett and took part in a video chat with the Duke of Cambridge in a Blackadder sketch. The clip was part of the BBC programme in which Children In Need and Comic Relief teamed up for the first time to raise money for charity. William went on to take part in the Clap for Carers with wife the Duchess of Cambridge and their children George, Charlotte and Louis.