Watch view of Normandy beach on 80th D-Day anniversary

Watch as the sun rises over Normandy beaches on the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Royal family members and world leaders gathered with veterans in the northern French region to mark the occasion on Thursday 6 June.

Crowds of re-enactors with their wartime vehicles, and visitors, filled the beaches to watch the sun rise, with some writing in the sand and others cupping hot drinks as they looked out to sea.

The King and Queen paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the UK’s national commemoration event at the British Normandy Memorial, in Ver-sur-Mer, along with Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer.

The site, which opened in 2021, pays tribute to 22,442 service personnel under British command who died on D-Day and during the Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944.

It was the first major anniversary event hosted at the memorial.