Veterans of the Battle of Monte Cassino gathered alongside Prince Harry today to mark 70 years since one of the costliest battles of the Second World War.
While Harry praised their courage, one veteran of the Italian assaults told ITV News: "I never thought I would come out of it alive".
ITV News Royal Editor Tim Ewart reports:
Tourists at the world famous landmark were treated to an unexpected sighting of Prince Harry as the royal took in some of Italy's sights.
Speaking exclusively to ITV News, Harry says it "makes no sense" that one of the Second World War's bloodies battles has been "forgotten".