WWII veteran excluded from D-Day ceremonies

The NYT reports that the WWII veteran in question was angry about being excluded from the Obama and Sarkozy event in Normandie:

Queen Elizabeth is not amused. Indeed, she is decidedly displeased, angry even, that she was not invited to join President Obama and France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, next week at commemorations of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, according to reports published in Britain’s 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 Women’s Auxiliary Territorial Service, training as a driver and a mechanic. Eventually, she drove military trucks in support roles in England.

Perhaps Queen Elizabeth should just chill out and listen to her iPod.

2 Responses to “WWII veteran excluded from D-Day ceremonies”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    Very surprised the French did not invite any British Royalty to the event. Some of my English friends are convinced that this is Obama’s doing. That Obama has long been anti-British and that He doesn’t want them there. They see Sarkozy as trying to curry favor with Obama by complying with his wishes. Who knows? Something to think about.

  2. Gerbil Says:

    RUFKM? Impeachable, no?

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