British Royal family celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE Day

On May 8, 2020, people across the UK celebrated the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. Members of the Royal Family made various video calls on the occasion of the anniversary to honour veterans of war.
Kate Middleton wore her L.K. Bennett Cayla dress. The Countess of Wessex wore a midi dress by Suzannah. Princess Anne
On the evening of May 8, the Queen gave a speech from Windsor Castle for the 75th anniversary of the end of the second World War on the European continent. In her speech, the Queen told the nation to “never give up, never despair,” and spoke about how today’s celebrations have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
An address by Her Majesty The Queen on the 75th anniversary of VE Day

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall observed a 2 minute silence to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day at the Balmoral War Memorial in central Scotland.
Kate Middleton wore her L.K. Bennett Cayla dress. The Countess of Wessex wore a midi dress by Suzannah. Princess Anne
After leading the nation in a two-minute silence on VE Day, The Prince of Wales placed a wreath and The Duchess of Cornwall laid flowers to commemorate those who died in the Second World War.
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day - VIDEO

Via video call, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke with veterans having a very special VEDay75 party at the Royal British Legion's Mais House Care Home.
Kate Middleton wore her L.K. Bennett Cayla dress. The Countess of Wessex wore a midi dress by Suzannah. Princess Anne
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge call Veterans on VE Day - VIDEO
Kate Middleton wore her L.K. Bennett Cayla dress
The Duchess of Cambridge wore her L.K. Bennett Cayla dress for the video call.

Via video call, The Countess of Wessex spoke with Louis, a RAF Veteran, to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Louis joined the RAF in 1943, at the age of 18. He trained as a gunner, flying in Lancaster Bombers for a regiment based in Kinross Scotland.
The Countess of Wessex talks with veteran Louis in support of VE Day. VIDEO
The Countess of Wessex wore  a green midi dress by Suzannah
The Countess of Wessex wore a green midi dress by Suzannah for the video call.

Princess Anne, Princess Royal spoke with war veteran Dorothy Pettican Runnicles via video call.
The Princess Royal talks with WW2 Veteran Dorothy Pettican Runnicles - VIDEO

The Princess Royal was Chief Commandant of the WRENS until 1993 when they became integrated into The Royal Navy. Her Royal Highness is now the Admiral and Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy.

10 Comments

  1. OMGosh....I loved every single one of these videos, especially the ones of the veterans telling their stories. Their humility and appreciation for life brought tears to my eyes. I think the biggest tribute to their bravery is for the media to tell, share and spread their valiant stories (real news), so that we who are alive because of them can ensure that such a war never happens again. God bless them all - and all the Royals who so thoughtfully engaged with them.
    - Anon 9:13

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  2. The vetran party is just wonderful! Would like to join them!

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  3. Princess Royal comes across natural and present within this phone call.

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  4. What a delight!

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  5. A nice way to remember this important day in history. Colours of the ladies' outfits range from sombre to bright which is nice to see. I don't think I have ever seen the Princess Royal wearing an Armani or Gucci outfit and probably never will. All that foreign stuff is not her cup of tea. Even her wedding dress (first marriage) which I found to be quite original (the dress, not the marriage) was the work of an English designer, Laureen Baker ??? of the British fashion house known as Susan Small.

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  6. Loved all of these videos and to those from the World’s Greatest Generation God Bless you all and thanks. Everyone looks lovely I thought this was one of Camilla’s best looks. If anyone has a chance the video of everyone singing We’ll Meet Again was so wonderful.
    Glo

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  7. In spite of lockdown, yesterday was just such a lovely day in the UK as these videos demonstrate. Not sure if my neighbours appreciated it but I was outside singing We'll meet again with the rest of the country just after 9 pm. It's especially emotional in the current circumstances.
    I love Camilla's green coat and hat--she looks fantastic, the colour and cut of Catherine's dress is superb. the Queen's pale blue is lovely and blue always suits her. I like Sophie's dress and Princess Anne is just so great that what she wears doesn't matter! :)

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  8. The Queen looked superb. I loved the double aqua brooch, it is a gorgeous piece. Camilla looked marvellous in her outfit, the length and fit was perfect. The scarf draped over her shoulders was the perfect finishing touch.

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  9. I admire how the British Royal Family bounces back after every ... They have done a great job connecting with the people during this time. Its always amazing to hear these stories of World War 2. I like Duchess Kate's dress, its well suited for the day's celebration, even if its a virtual occasion. Miss W.

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  10. Great to celebrate and commemorate even in Lockdown. Indeed, some very touching stories told by veterans. Thank you!

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