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In pictures: Queen Elizabeth II, witness to D-Day then and now

© Photo: AFP

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-06-06

Queen Elizabeth II will be the only head of state present at Friday’s ceremony who witnessed the 1944 allied invasion in World War II. FRANCE 24 looks back at her role in war commemorations over six decades.

At 88, she has been forced to cut back her engagements recently due to her advancing years. But the Queen will be present at Friday's 70th anniversary D-Day commemorations this year – unlike in 2009, when she was controversially not invited by then French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

 

Date created : 2014-06-05

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