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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip commemorate D-Day in France

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have traveled to France on a three-day state visit, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The Royals traveled by train to Paris on Thursday, June 5th, 2014, and were met by dignitaries at the Gare du Nord. Later, the Queen laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and relit the flame at l'Arc du Triomphe.

On the anniversary, June 6, 2014, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a commemoration of D-Day at Sword Beach. According to Yahoo News, the ceremony had personal value to the Queen, whose parents had to scramble to safety after a bomb hit Buckingham Palace, and who lost her uncle, Prince George, Duke of Kent, to the war.

Other engagements during the visit included a formal birthday party for the Queen, and an investiture. France 24 reported that huge crowds turned out to watch the Queen unveil a plaque that renamed a French flower market in her honor.

According to ABC News, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, and the Duchess of Cambridge also traveled to France for the historic D-Day memorial. The Queen and Prince Philip arrived back in England the morning of Saturday, June 7.

Sources: Yahoo News; ABC News; France24; Court Circular

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