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William & Kate pay solemn visit to cemetery in Passchendaele – Daily Mail

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The Duchess of Cambridge laid flowers (top) at the graves of four German soldiers in Ypres today during a ceremony marking 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele – where hundreds of thousands of allied soldiers fell. Kate and her husband, William, Duke of Cambridge, joined Prince Charles and Prime Minister Theresa May for a ceremony to remember those killed in the notorious First World War campaign. Prince Charles led commemorations, and spoke of the of the ‘courage and bravery’ of British soldiers killed at Passchendaele (inset, bottom left), one of the bloodiest battles of WWI, lasting 100 days in the summer and autumn of 1917. Tyne Cot cemetery is the largest Commonwealth burial ground in the world with 11,971 servicemen buried or remembered there – 8,373 of them identified. Pictured: Prince Charles and Belgium’s King Philippe lead the way through the cemetery (bottom) and Kate stands in front of the grave of German soldier Otto Bieber (circled, top left).

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Date: December 12, 2019

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