President Hollande greets the Queen at Paris ceremony

The Queen was greeted by France's President Francois Hollande in Paris this afternoon at a ceremony to commemorate the sacrifices made at the D-Day landings 70 years ago.

The Queen and President Hollande stand silently after laying a wreath.
The Queen and President Hollande stand silently for the British national anthem. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

A wreath was laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during the short service underneath the Arc de Triomphe.

The Queen lights a torch in memory of the fallen.
The Queen lights a flame in memory of the fallen.

After the national anthems were played the Queen, who wore a pink fine summer wool outfit and Williamson brooch, was introduced to the veterans.


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