Prince Harry left a personal tribute to the British soldiers who lost their lives at the battle of Monte Cassino.
The prince took part in a memorial service to mark 70 years since the battle and left a wreath with a note, saying: "In memory of all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Thank you."
Prince Harry has taken part in a memorial service 70 years on from one of the Second World War's bloodiest battles.
On the second day of a two-day visit to Italy, Harry took part in a procession and met veterans of the battle of Monte Cassino - a brutal clash which saw around thousands of Allied and Axis soldiers lose their lives.
The prince, who himself serves in the Household Cavalry, also laid a wreath for the British soldiers who died during the fight to take control of the strategically important monastery above the town of Cassino.
As well as British forces, a number of Commonwealth soldiers took part in the battle, along with forces from the USA, Poland, France royalist Italian troops.
Prince Harry has laid a wreath in honour of the soldiers who lost their lives at the battle of Monte Cassino in 1944.
The battle was among the bloodiest of the war, ending with Allied forces overcoming a combined German and Italian army.
Prince Harry has arrived for the service to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino, one of the most important battles of the Italian campaign during the Second World War.
ITV News Royal Editor Tim Ewart is covering the service, along with royal producer Emma Wright.
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ITV News royal producer Emma Wright is in Italy ahead of Prince Harry's arrival at the site of the battle of Monte Cassino.
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A ceremony to commemorate the Great Escape, the famous breakout from German prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft Three in 1944, took place in Zagan, west Poland.
Survivors, families and UK and Polish officials gathered in Zagan to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the escape plot.
One reenactor said: "We have great respect for all prisoners who were here"
Former prisoner of war and survivor of Stalag Luft Three, Charles Thelen, said it was "kind of a strange feeling" on seeing the camp today.
Of those who broke out of the camp, only three reached safety and of the 73 recaptured, 50 were shot.
British Prisoner of War veterans revisit the route of a death march that claimed hundreds of Allied lives in 1945, as the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Great Escape.
RAF regulars and reserves stood with Charles Clarke OBE, one of the last remaining servicemen who made the treacherous journey through enemy lines.
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In the spring of 1943, Squadron Leader Roger Bushell RAF conceived a plan for a major escape from the camp, which occurred the night of 24–25 March 1944 - known as The Great Escape.
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