Rishi Sunak apologizes for missing D-Day commemorations to do TV interview

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has apologized for leaving D-Day commemorations in France early to do a TV interview ahead of the U.K.’s July 4 election.

The prime minister attended a Thursday morning ceremony at the British Normandy Memorial in Ver-sur-Mer alongside Britain’s King Charles III and his wife Camilla, as well as President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron.

However, Sunak skipped the main international ceremony at Omaha Beach later that day to fly back to the U.K. World leaders including Macron, Biden, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were all present at the afternoon event, which marked the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

“After the conclusion of the British event in Normandy, I returned back to the UK. On reflection, it was a mistake not to stay in France longer — and I apologise,”
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