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Prince William and Kate Middleton attend Anzac Day ceremonies in Australia


Prince William and Kate Middleton have paid their respects to Australia’s war dead on the final day of their tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined military personnel, veterans and the public in Canberra to mark Anzac Day.

The Australian War Memorial held a service at dawn, in keeping with tradition, as a reminder of the dawn landing of troops on Gallipoli in 1915.

Prince William and Kate Middleton joined military personnel, veterans and the public in Canberra to mark Anzac Day

Prince William and Kate Middleton joined military personnel, veterans and the public in Canberra to mark Anzac Day

Later in the morning Prince William and Kate Middleton, appearing without their son Prince George, laid a wreath at the memorial.

Prince William and Kate Middleton, who have also visited New Zealand during their tour, joined figures including Australia’s PM Tony Abbott and Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove in paying their respects.

The name Anzac Day comes from the acronym used to describe the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

More than 500,000 Allied soldiers were involved in the Gallipoli campaign, an attempt to open the Dardanelles Strait in modern-day Turkey to Allied navies during World War One.

Tens of thousands of Allied troops, including more than 8,000 Australians, died in the campaign, which failed to achieve its military objectives.

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