Published On: Wed, Aug 5th, 2020

Prince Philip VJ Day: Duke’s personal link to VJ Day makes commemorations ‘very poignant’ | Royal | News

The ceremonial post has been handed on to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Prince Philip’s latest appearance is bound to strike a powerful chord with Britons who share memories of the Second World War.

Mr Fitzwilliams added: “Although he retired at the age of 97 in 2017, the Duke, now 99, makes occasional public appearances.

“He was in his element during the War, being mentioned in despatches for his service during the Battle of Cape Matapan and the forthcoming commemoration will be a particularly poignant moment for him.”

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