Public to join Queen to mark 75th anniversary of VE Day

The UK will come together to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day and remember those who fought and died in the Second World War, despite restrictions imposed due to coronavirus. Gallery: Victory in Europe Day (Mirrorpix) The silence will be led by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and broadcast from a location in Scotland, where they are self-isolating. At 9pm, the Queen will address the nation in a televised message – the exact moment her father, King George VI, gave a speech over the radio three-quarters of a century earlier. The Government has created a template pack to enable people to host a 1940s-style afternoon tea from their living rooms or gardens – consisting of VE Day bunting, recipes, and games for children.