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Prince of Wales' tribute to the Fallen of New Zealand

By Tom Pugh

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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