Prince William and his wife Kate commemorated the fallen World War II soldiers from Australia and New Zealand in London. The 39-year-old laid a wreath at the Cenotaph World War II memorial on Monday for “Anzac Day”. The couple then attended a memorial service at Westminster Abbey.
Anzac Day commemorates the landing of soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) on April 25, 1915 during World War I on the Gallipoli Peninsula in what is now Turkey. They were defeated by the Ottoman troops.
William took the appointment on behalf of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen had recently canceled several public appearances due to health problems. The now 96-year-old monarch is represented by various members of the Royal Family.