The Royal Family marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Korean War


The King held an audience at Buckingham Palace with four Korean War veterans to mark the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. 1,100 British soldiers were killed in the war of the 60,000 British men and women who served, as alongside more than 50,000 from other Commonwealth countries.

King Charles meeting with Korean war veterans.

His Majesty was joined by veterans Alan Guy, Mike Mogridge, Brian Parritt and Ronald Yardly for a pre-reception private audience.

Shortly after, Their Royal Highnesses The Princess Royal and The Duchess of Edinburgh joined a reception of around 200 Korean War veterans. They met with representatives from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, the Ministry of Defence and the Royal British Legion. 

The Princess Royal and The Duchess of Edinburgh meeting with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the UK and Major General Eldon Millar.

Last year marked 70 years since the signing of the armistice that brought about an end to military operations during the Korean War. 

The Princess Royal engaging in conversation with Korean war veterans.

The Princess Royal delivered a speech on behalf of The King, in which His Majesty remembered what was once called “the Forgotten War” and honoured the veterans.

In a world where freedoms are continually being challenged and our values scrutinised, your selfless courage and steadfast pursuit of peace are guiding principles which have not been forgotten and continue to inspire generations to come.

The Princess Royal giving an address to Korean war victims and their families.