French to Queen: Oh Fine, Come to D-Day Event
Invitation extended after Elizabeth grouses
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 28, 2009 7:23 AM CDT
Gordon Brown was invited to France's D-Day ceremonies next week, but Queen Elizabeth was initially not included in the guest list   (AP Photo/Steve Parsons/PA)
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(Newser) – France has finally relented and extended an invitation to a miffed Queen Elizabeth to D-Day ceremonies next week with President Obama, reports the Daily Mail. A French official said earlier this week the queen would not be included in the 65th anniversary commemoration in Normandy because it was very much a "Franco-American occasion." Yesterday, an Elysées Palace spokesman said the queen would be "welcome." The anniversary will mark the last major gathering of British survivors of the battle to liberate France.