Prince Charles and Camilla pay moving tribute to Nice terror attack victims

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Prince Charles and Camilla have paid a moving tribute to the victims of the Nice terror attack as they met relatives of those killed.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall honoured the 86 people who lost their lives in the attack during a visit to a memorial in the city.

The Duchess of Cornwall talking to members of the emergency services after a service at the Bastille Day attack memorial in Nice, France to commemorate the terror attack which took place on Le Promenade des Anglais in July 2016, as part of their official visit to France and Greece prince charles and camilla pay moving tribute to nice terror attack victims Prince Charles and Camilla pay moving tribute to Nice terror attack victims skynews duchess of cornwall 4303512
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Camilla spoke to members of the emergency services

The Royal couple stood in silence at the Villa Massena as they looked at the memorial, which reads En Memoire De Nos Anges – In Memory Of Our Angels.

In July 2016, a lorry ploughed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, killing 86 people and injuring more than 400 others.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Nice Cote d'Azur Airport, in Nice, France, for the start of their official visit to France and Greece. prince charles and camilla pay moving tribute to nice terror attack victims Prince Charles and Camilla pay moving tribute to Nice terror attack victims skynews charles camilla royal 4303479
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The Royal couple are on a five-day tour of France and Greece

Charles laid a bouquet of flowers at the memorial and later spoke to airport worker Franck Terrier, who the prince hailed as “courageous” and “remarkable” for trying to stop the attacker.

Speaking after their meeting, Mr Terrier said: “The prince said it was an honour to shake my hands and so did the duchess.”

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Charles and Camilla met Nice mayor Christian Estrosi and his wife Laura Tenoudji

Anne Murris, whose daughter 27-year-old Camille Murris was killed in the terror attack, spoke to Charles about her collection of 86 stones each painted with the name of one of the victims.

Ms Murris said: “It’s an honour to have this visit. It’s very important because these stones represent the dead, they represent our loved ones and our city and its past.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall test various scents during a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery in Eze, France prince charles and camilla pay moving tribute to nice terror attack victims Prince Charles and Camilla pay moving tribute to Nice terror attack victims skynews charles camilla royal 4303486
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The couple visited the Fragonard Perfumery

“But the stone also represents a hope for the future, for our tomorrow. We hope to live in peace.”

Accepting the stone as a gift, Charles said: “I hardly think I merit it.”

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Charles is being made an honorary Nice citizen

Charles and Camilla are on a five-day tour of France and Greece.

Before commemorating the terror attack victims, the Royal couple were greeted by Nice’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, and his wife Laura Tenoudji, a television journalist.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall create their own perfumes during a visit to the Fragonard Perfumery in Eze, France. prince charles and camilla pay moving tribute to nice terror attack victims Prince Charles and Camilla pay moving tribute to Nice terror attack victims skynews charles camilla royal 4303501
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They will visit Greece to celebrate the UK and Greece’s longstanding maritime relationship

They also visited Fragonard Perfumery in Eze where they sampled a selection of scents produced at the site.

Mr Estrosi will make Charles an honorary citizen of Nice during the trip.



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