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Queen honours France's war dead during Paris visit


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Queen honours France's war dead during Paris visit

The Queen and French President Francois Hollande laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Paris on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Hollande later welcomed the Queen and Prince Philip to the Elysee Palace. The royal couple are carrying out a three-day state visit in France. On Friday, they will attend events in Normandy.

The Queen was 18 years old on D-Day and will be the only head of state at the ceremonies to remember the events from 70 years ago.

Earlier on Thursday, Prince Charles and Camilla crossed Pegasus Bridge, one of the first points that British troops captured within minutes of landing on the beaches. Charles also laid a wreath at the Glider 3 memorial on the bridge.

They were accompanied by hundreds of the last surviving British veterans who took part in the Allied invasion.

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