President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend an event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth, England Wednesday, June 5, 2019. World leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump are gathering Wednesday on the south coast of England to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The Latest: Trump to read from Roosevelt's D-Day prayer

June 05, 2019 - 6:27 am

LONDON (AP) —

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Britain (all times local):

11:10 a.m.

President Donald Trump is helping kick off two days of D-Day observances by reading excerpts of a prayer that President Franklin Roosevelt read to the nation on June 6, 1944.

Trump is to read the prayer Wednesday in Portsmouth, England, during a ceremony in which leaders will reference historical documents linked to D-Day. The timing of the Normandy invasion during World War II had been a top secret. Roosevelt made no mention of it during a national radio broadcast the day before, and he used the prayer to help explain his silence.

The event will also feature testimony from veterans and a fly-over of vintage and modern military aircraft.

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10:35 a.m.

President Donald Trump is at Portsmouth Naval Base on the southern coast of England, which was a key launching pad for forces that landed on Normandy during World War II.

Trump flew there Wednesday to pay his respects to American service members and allies who helped rescue Europe from Nazi Germany.

Trump will join Queen Elizabeth II and British Prime Minister Theresa May for the first of two events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day that Trump is attending this week.

Later, Trump will fly to Ireland to meet with Irish officials.

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7:20 a.m.

President Donald Trump says Prince Charles bent his ear on climate change, though he did not say what impact it had.

Trump says he had planned on a 15-minute chat with Charles as part of his visit to the United Kingdom this week: "It turned out to be an hour-and-a-half. And he did most of the talking," Trump said.

Trump was asked about the exchange during an interview for "Good Morning Britain."

Trump says Charles "is really into climate change" and wants to make sure future generations have "climate that is good climate, as opposed to a disaster, and I agree."

Trump says he told the future king that the U.S. has among the cleanest climates in the world, seemingly equating pollution to climate change.

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5:35 a.m.

President Donald Trump will pay his respects Wednesday to American service members and allies who helped rescue Europe from Nazi Germany as he enters the midway point of his European visit.

Trump will join Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May at Portsmouth Naval Base, which served as a key launch pad for the forces that would land on Normandy. It will be the first of two events commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day that Trump is attending this week.

The day is normally a heartfelt tribute to unity and sacrifice, outweighing any national or political skirmish. But some on both sides of the Atlantic are nervous about Trump, who has shown a willingness to inject partisanship into such moments. Trump is scheduled to make a brief address.

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