Skip to comments.Left Out of D-Day Events, Queen Elizabeth Is Fuming
Posted on 05/28/2009 9:12:50 AM PDT by reaganaut1
Queen Elizabeth is not amused.
Indeed, she is decidedly displeased, angry even, that she was not invited to join President Obama and Frances president, Nicolas Sarkozy, next week at commemorations of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, according to reports published in Britains mass-circulation tabloid newspapers on Wednesday. Pointedly, Buckingham Palace did not deny the reports.
The queen, who is 83, is the only living head of state who served in uniform during World War II. As Elizabeth Windsor, service number 230873, she volunteered as a subaltern in the Womens Auxiliary Territorial Service, training as a driver and a mechanic. Eventually, she drove military trucks in support roles in England.
While serving, she met the supreme Allied commander for the D-Day landings, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, and developed a fondness for him, according to several biographies. This prompted Queen Elizabeth, who was crowned in June 1953, to say in later years that he was the American president with whom she felt most at ease.
But on June 6, when Mr. Obama and Mr. Sarkozy attend commemorations at the iconic locations associated with the American D-Day assault Utah Beach, the town of Ste.-Mère-Église, where the first United States paratroopers landed, and the American war cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer the highest-ranking British representative will be Prime Minister Gordon Brown. His main role will be at ceremonies at the town of Arromanches, near the beaches where British troops landed.
How the queen came to be excluded has become entangled in a thicket of diplomatic missteps, or misunderstandings, depending on whether the account is given in London or Paris.
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I have long admired the Queen -- to me she represents an older, better Britain. In her life she has done her duty and acted with the dignity appropriate to the Queen of England. One cannot say that about Prince Charles, "the People's Princess", and the rest of the royal family.
She is an old , stupid, rich white lady.
Whomever is responsible for this shameful omission should be publicly humiliated and scorned for this.
I guess I do, this is a slight and not deserved. Hussein seems to go out of his way to piss off the Brits.
Seems to be the hallmark of Obama's foreign policy, such as it is...
Queen Liz ought to send the ipod back to Barry.
Yep. Obambi had the Churchill bust removed from the oval office. That should been enough to tip everyone off!
Whose bust did he put in it’s place. Malcom X?
In the event that you didn't forget the sarcasm tag; she is certainly old, rich, Caucasian and she is definitely a lady.
Could you please provide some examples of what she has done that would qualify her as "stupid"?
“Queen Liz ought to send the ipod back to Barry.”
Not only should she send it back, the Queen ought to add a few choice words to it as well.
She could always stay home and have Gordon Brown lend her his DVD gift set... (oh yeah, wrong format)
Thank you, I debated about taking on that “stupid” comment.
UGH!! why does he keep insulting our friends, while extending every indulgence to our enemies???
ah, perhaps we are seeing who he considers “friends” and who he considers “enemies.”
He continues to show disdain for this great country of ours every day. He has no love for America.
She is tougher and smarter than Obama or any current European head of state by a country mile.
include the sarcasm tag next time lest some people think you a troll
Agree QEII is a credit to her nation - too bad that when QE-II goes to her reward, too bad they can’t skip that dolt of a son, Charley the Imam-wannabe, and let William be the king....
I disagree. She represents the best of Britain, which is sadly dying as their culture (and ours) succumbs to multicultural nonsense. When Elizabeth II goes and her son ascends to the throne, Britain will have lost something truly special.
She has earned the right to be at the D-Day commemoration. It is Hussein Obama - the America hating Muslim Marxist - who doesn’t deserve to stand on that hallowed ground.
Maybe she should send Il Douchde a set of DVDs. Perhaps “The World at War”?
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