Queen and Prince Philip meet D-Day veterans at museum

Friday May 1, 2009

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh met veterans of the D-Day landings this week on a visit to a Portsmouth museum dedicated to the WWII operation.
 
Pensioners Frank Rosier and Eddie Wallace were presented to the royal couple at the museum, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The monarch and her husband were also shown an embroidered wall hanging which records the events of June 6, 1944, as the Allied forces launched the invasion of Normandy .
 
Pausing to inspect the hanging, the Queen, who was clad in a summery cream-coloured coat and matching hat, seemed particularly interested in a scene featuring her father King George VI alongside Winston Churchill.
 
Later, at Portsmouth's Guildhall Square, the royal guests were greeted by a 2,000-strong crowd cheering and waving union flags before Her Majesty received the keys of the city.

Photo: © Getty Images

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