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Prince Harry attends 70th anniversary of WWII battle in Italy

Published on May 18, 2014 7:18 PM

CASSINO, Italy (AFP) - Britain's Prince Harry visited Cassino in Italy on Sunday for the 70th anniversary of a key World War II battle in which tens of thousands died.

Army captain Harry, 29, attended a ceremony with veterans to remember Polish and New Zealand war dead and will honour Britain's fallen soldiers on Monday.

The prince in dress uniform laid a wreath at the Polish War Cemetery near the Abbey of Monte Cassino in a ceremony with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

He also attended a ceremony at the Commonwealth cemetery with New Zealand Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae for the 2,176 New Zealanders who fell.

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