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Royals lead VJ Day 70th anniversary ceremonies

The Queen, members of the royal family and the Prime Minister led events marking the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.

The nation commemorated the sacrifices of British Second World War forces who fought and died defeating Japan.

Security was tight amid reported terror threats to London events.

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Charles and Camilla meet VJ Day veterans

The Prince of Wales spoke to a veteran who served in the Far East Credit: PA

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have met war veterans at a lively reception as part of VJ Day celebrations.

More than 1,000 people attended the event, hosted by the Royal British Legion and held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey amid a day of remembrance events.

The 350 veterans, who were joined by David Cameron, were clapped and cheered as they arrived, with one of them joking: "Where's the beer tent?"

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