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Queen Elizabeth Travels to France for 70th Anniversary of D-Day

By    |   Friday, 06 Jun 2014 06:42 AM

Queen Elizabeth and fellow royals and dignitaries traveled to France this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings in Normandy.

On a rare foreign trip, the 88-year-old queen arrived in Paris on Thursday via the under-Channel train from England, The Associated Press reported. She laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arc de Triomphe before heading to a meeting with French President Francois Hollande.

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She travels Friday with her husband Prince Phillip to Normandy to commemorate the landings of British and other Allied soldiers on June 6, 1944. The invasion helped pave the way for victory against the Nazis in World War II.

Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, Prince William, and Princess Kate will also be in Normandy marking the anniversary.

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Queen Elizabeth and fellow royals and dignitaries traveled to France this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World War II D-Day landings in Normandy.
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