Prince Charles praises 'courageous' and 'remarkable' Nice terror hero who chased attacker
The Prince of Wales has hailed a man who helped to stop the terrorist in the Nice truck attack as "courageous" and "remarkable". Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in the south of France yesterday (Mon) as part of their five-day tour of France and Greece, and paid their respects to the 86 victims of the outrage at a memorial in the city. The prince laid a bouquet of flowers at a memorial to commemorate those who lost their lives during the attack on Le Promenade des Anglais in July 2016. Charles and Camilla then spoke to the families of some of the victims and other members of the public, with one woman shouting: "It's an honour, it's an honour". The prince spoke to airport worker Franck Terrier, who heroically tried to stop the attacker by punching him through an open window. The Prince of Wales speaking to guests after a service at the Bastille Day attack memorial in Nice, France. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire/PA Mr Terrier, who received the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest award, for chasing after the truck on his scooter, described the Royal visit as "very humbling". He told the prince: "I slid off my scooter and ran and climbed up to the side of the driver's cab. The window was open and I hit him. "He hit me over the head and I fell back down to the road. But I climbed up again and hit him again." The 51-year-old said he had been on his way to Nice's old town and did not think of his safety when he tried to help police when the truck stopped. He added: "The Prince said it was an honour to shake my hands and so did the Duchess." Anne Murris, whose daughter Camille Murris, 27, was killed in the Bastille Day attack, said she showed a collage of her to the prince. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are welcomed by Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, and his wife Laura Tenoudji, as they arrive at the Villa Massena. Credit: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire/ PA She said she collected 86 stones from the beach in Nice and painted each one with the name of one of the victims. Ms Murris said: "It's an honour to have this visit. It's very important because these stones represent the dead, they represent our loved ones and our city and its past. "But the stone also represents a hope for the future, for our tomorrow. We hope to live in peace." Accepting the stone as a gift, Charles said: "I hardly think I merit it." https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/21/princecharlesvisits-finsbury-parks-muslim-community-show-royal/ Before commemorating the victims of the attack, the prince, dressed in a light grey suit, and Camilla, wearing a blue dress, posed for photos in front of a Von Angeli painting of Queen Victoria - the prince's great-great-great-grandmother. The former queen had frequently visited the city and the couple's visit will celebrate the longstanding connection between Nice and the UK. The couple had been greeted at the villa by Nice's mayor, Christian Estrosi, and his wife Laura Tenoudji, a television journalist.