Queen Elizabeth arrives for state dinner at Elysee palace
Friday, June 06, 2014 - 01:06
June 6 - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Elysee palace in Paris for state dinner with French President Hollande after a day in Normandy to mark 70th anniversary of D-Day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip were invited by French President Francois Hollande for a state dinner at the Elysee palace on Friday.
The two had spent the day in Normandy attending ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings by allied forces.
World leaders and veterans paid tribute to soldiers who fell in the liberation of Europe from Nazi German rule, at a series of ceremonies around the Normandy beaches where allied forces landed 70 years ago on June 6, 1944.
Wreaths, parades and parachute-drops honored history's largest amphibious assault, in which 160,000 U.S., British and Canadian troops waded ashore to confront German forces, hastening its defeat and the advent of peace in Europe.
Earlier in the day, the Queen, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, joined World War Two veterans in paying their respects to the soldiers buried at the British military cemetery in Bayeux, Normandy.
The Queen is expected to visit Paris' town hall and the flower and birds market on Saturday before heading back to England.
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