The Duke of Cambridge is attending a service of commemoration at the National Memorial Arboretum, marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings.
William is joining more than 20 D-Day veterans at a public service in Heroes' Square, before paying his respects at the Normandy Campaign Memorial.
He is also due to meet those who served, helping in the successful Allied landings on the heavily fortified Nazi-occupied coastline of northern France on June 6 1944.
After laying a wreath, William delivered a short reading.
The Prince paid tribute to the fallen by repeating the words of his great-grandfather King George VI, who was the monarch 75 years ago as the Normandy Landings were taking place.