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Andrew to mark 75th anniversary of liberation of Bruges

The Grenadier Guards have been associated with the city of Bruges since King Charles II formed a royal regiment there in 1656.

The Duke of York took over the role of Colonel of the Grenadier Guards in 2017 (David Mirzoeff/PA)
The Duke of York took over the role of Colonel of the Grenadier Guards in 2017 (David Mirzoeff/PA)

By PA Reporter

The Duke of York is due to attend a memorial to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bruges in his role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.

Andrew will be accompanied by Prince Laurent of Belgium at the event on Saturday morning, where he is due to lay a wreath at the Bruges Charles II memorial.

The duke took over the role of Colonel of the Grenadier Guards from his father the Duke of Edinburgh in December 2017.

The Grenadiers have been associated with the city of Bruges since King Charles II formed a royal regiment there in 1656.

Andrew is due to inspect a guard of honour in the market square, before visiting the Guild of Saint Sebastian to attend a flag raising of British and Belgian flags.

In recent weeks, the duke has been dogged by allegations of impropriety with underage girls following the arrest and subsequent death of his friend, financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Andrew has categorically denied any wrongdoing.

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