The Prince of Wales at Parachute Regiment engagement

The Prince of Wales will attend commemorations in The Netherlands marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem. Events will take place in Arnhem and the surrounding area on Saturday 21st September. 

His Royal Highness will first attend a commemorative service and wreath-laying at Ginkel Heath near Ede, with Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands. Ginkel Heath was utilised as a landing zone by the Allied Forces during the 1944 Battle of Arnhem.

The service will be attended by veterans and followed by a mass parachute drop of airborne troops, including soldiers from The Parachute Regiment, of which The Prince of Wales is Colonel-in-Chief. 

His Royal Highness will then attend a series of further commemorative events, recognising the contributions of those involved in Operation Market Garden, the codename for the events that took place in Arnhem in 1944. 

Further details will be advised in due course.

•    The Prince of Wales has previously attended events in The Netherlands to mark commemorations around key anniversaries of the Battle of Arnhem, most recently in September 2004, to mark the 60th Anniversary.
•    Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall last visited The Netherlands in 2013 for the Investiture of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander.