White House wants Queen to attend D-Day ceremonies

WASHINGTON - The White House wants the Queen at D-Day ceremonies later this week.

WASHINGTON - The White House wants the Queen at D-Day ceremonies later this week.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama wants to include the Queen, who served in uniform during the Second World War.

Gibbs says officials are working to see if that can happen.

France failed to invite the Queen to Normandy for the 65th anniversary of the Allied landings.

The perceived snub created an uproar in Britain, which lost thousands at Normandy and across France while helping free the country from the Nazis.

French officials say the Queen was welcome to come, but Buckingham Palace says no member of the Royal Family will attend the ceremonies.

Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be there, as will Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

 
 
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