I have been asked to mention the snub to the Queen from France, who failed to invite her in time to attend the D Day Remembrance this year. Apparently the French also delayed and were less than fulsome with their invitations to Uk veterans from that heroic liberation of France.
The French President may well have eyes only for President Obama and all the TV pictures their meeting can generate. I do not suppose for one moment our veterans – or our Queen – would have stood in the way of the TV shots he wanted.
Uk troops made a crucial and vital contribution to D Day. We will remember them.