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Prince of Wales' tribute to the Fallen of New Zealand

By Tom Pugh

Published 16/09/2016

The Prince of Wales attends the New Zealand Somme Commemorations at the Caterpillar Valley Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Longueval, France
The Prince of Wales attends the New Zealand Somme Commemorations at the Caterpillar Valley Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Longueval, France
The Prince of Wales attends the New Zealand Somme Commemorations at the Caterpillar Valley Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Longueval, France

The Prince of Wales spoke of his hope for a "future free from conflict" as he paid tribute to the New Zealand troops killed at the Somme during a ceremony in France.

Charles, the Field Marshal of the New Zealand Army, spoke during a service at the Caterpillar Valley Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Longueval.

The prince, dressed in a New Zealand Army Field Marshal uniform, said: "It is hard to imagine that a century ago this was an infernal which my predecessor as Prince of Wales, my great-uncle Edward, described as 'the nearest approach to hell imaginable'."

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