Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have attended a ceremony to dedicate a national memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism…

They were joined at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, by nearly 300 family members and friends who have lost loved ones in terrorist attacks abroad.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, led the ceremony to dedicate the memorial, entitled Still Water, which was designed by Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw.

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Sajid Javid attended, along with Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, who led on the delivery of the Memorial and whose brother was killed in the 2002 Bali bombing.

Tobias Ellwood said: “Today is a day when we remember the lives of those who were tragically taken in terrorist attacks abroad. This memorial stands as a symbol of our unity against violence and hatred and will be a peaceful space for families to remember their loved ones.

“It is hoped that the memorial will become a place of reflection, remembrance and contemplation for anyone who has been affected by terrorism.”

 


 

 


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