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DD Day medals

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Newquay Sat 08-Jun-19 18:30:40

Did anyone else find Prince Charles wearing so many medals-presumably from the family dressing up box-offensive? The medals worn by the veterans were well earned.

MiniMoon Sat 08-Jun-19 18:36:59

Not offensive, no. Royalty have always gone in for lots of medals. I did however wonder what was hanging around his neck. It was a very fancy medal, in a ribbon.

MiniMoon Sat 08-Jun-19 18:37:26

On a ribbon!

Urmstongran Sat 08-Jun-19 18:37:48

We commented on it. Yes we realise he is probably Commander in Chief of this, that and the other but he’s not been ‘active’. The veterans there were outranked. But not outclassed.
Heroes one and all.

MawBroonsback Sat 08-Jun-19 21:18:21

DD day? grin
Someone’s been listening to this week’s Dead Ringers!

Callistemon Sat 08-Jun-19 21:18:23

He was in the Royal Navy, Urmstongran but not seen enemy action as far as I know, unlike Andrew.

Callistemon Sat 08-Jun-19 21:27:40

If the serving personnel of the Army, RN and RAF etc of which he is Field Marshal, Admiral of the Fleet, Air Marshal don't find this offensive why should we?

SueDonim Sat 08-Jun-19 21:30:38

I was a bit confused at that and also Prince Edward having a chest full of medals. My dh spent 14 years in the navy, some of it at the same time as Prince Charles, but he doesn't have any souvenir medals! grin

Callistemon Sat 08-Jun-19 21:37:17

Not sure why Edward has any confused