Kate Middleton, Prince William & the Queen Celebrate Armed Forces Day

Kate Middleton, Prince William & the Queen Celebrate Armed Forces Day
Kate Middleton, Prince William & the Queen Celebrate Armed Forces Day
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  • Queen Elizabeth II commemorated Armed Forces Day by sharing a personal letter.

  • The monarch celebrated "the efforts of our military both at home and overseas."

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William also posted on Instagram about the important occasion.

In honor of Armed Forces Day in the United Kingdom, the queen shared a personal letter, which was also posted on Instagram.

The monarch noted the importance of the day, which is a "recognition of the dedication and risks faced by those serving our nation." She also explained, "Having had members of my family serve in each of the Armed Services, I know only too well of the pride Service personnel take in their duty."

Kate Middleton and Prince William also paid tribute to the special day by sharing a photo of the queen in their Instagram Stories. The Kensington Royal Instagram account wrote, "On #ArmedForcesDay we say thank you to the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community."

Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

Read Queen Elizabeth's statement in full:

The Duke of Edinburgh and I join many around the United Kingdom in celebrating Armed Forces Day, and the efforts of our military both at home and overseas.

Today provides an opportunity for thanks, and a recognition of the dedication and risks faced by those serving our nation. We also have cause to thank veterans, who continue to contribute to our way of life, long after they leave the Armed Forces.

Having had members of my family serve in each of the Armed Services, I know only too well of the pride Service personnel take in their duty. As your Commander-in-Chief, I send my warmest best wishes to you all, your families, and the entire Armed Forces community.

Elizabeth R.

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